Commitments & The Square

I have decided to take my craftiness to the next level. I am going to sell some of my handmade and thirfted items at Holiday Bazaars this year. I have gone online and ordered the Square reader. It says it should be here in 7-10 days. I set up my tax and banking information and then became super giddy thinking about taking my first credit card sale. Then I woke up this morning…

The realization of how huge a commitment this is hit me. I need to make patterns, choose fabric, cut fabric, sew, label, sand, paint, and order business cards. Whew. Now I feel a little overwhelmed!

I just need to remind myself that everything doesn’t have to be perfect. I am hoping that the Square reader works well. It was super easy to set up. I put my county tax rate in and it automatically adds it to the cost of my items. I put my checking account in and that is where the money will get deposited, (in 1-2 days). Even the fees are easy. You can pay monthly or pay 2.75% of every transaction, not bad!

I am pretty excited and nervous to find out how this adventure will go. I keep telling myself not to be afraid, to make the jump. Reminding myself that I have nothing to lose. And so here goes the commitment. Phew. Scary!

Thanks for listening.

~laura j

Bikram Yoga, Yes? No?

I have some serious back issues and tried “hot” yoga a while back.  I noticed a serious difference in the way my body felt after the first two times. Then they had problems with the temperature-it was going over the “normal” temp of 105 F and 40% humidity. This was bad and made me feel like I was going to die.  I didn’t go back.

Well, it is a year later and the yoga studio is about a year older which means they have probably worked out the kinks in the temperature. And so, I am thinking I should give it another try. I have a few concerns. My friend that accompanied me noticed her skin seemed to have aged. I don’t need my skin aging any faster than it already does. The other concern is that it is expensive!  I guess I shouldn’t cry about the cost though. After all, can you put a price on your health?

Here are the poses. I guess I could do them in my living room to save money...

Here are the poses. I guess I could do them in my living room to save money…

Have a happy Wednesday! ~lauraj