100 SALES-A Reflection on Success, Free Gifts, and Fashion... you know, just the important stuff
|1615 Vinyl Lettering by DesignDivasGallery|
sales. I feel dizzy with excitement as I write these words, but that very well could be due to my annual "lose-those-five-pounds-before-you-have-to-be-in-a-swimsuit-in-public" diet. LOL!!! I didn't expect to be this excited about reaching this goal, but I really just can't contain my spastic joy at achieving this milestone. THANK YOU ALL for being so supportive,encouraging, and inspiring-helping Sweet Sincerity Jewelry be what it is today. Tear! I'm feeling a bit verklempt, chocking back tears of joy! Don't worry, I'm not actually crying...well, maybe on the inside. Again, that is very possibly a symptom of the post-winter hibernation diet! :)
Speaking of Swimsuit Season (cause for a shout of both "Hooray!" and "Ugh!" simultaneously), check out some amazing Beachy Items that I put together for this weeks SWEET SINCERITY FASHION FINDS!!! I am so in love with the black monokini, it's ridiculous, and the FANTABULOUS skirt can also be worn as a quick pull on strapless dress! All of these lovely items are perfectly matched with Sweet Sincerity's Earth-tone Onyx Bracelet and Earrings Set. What more could a fashionista want? :) Oh I know...FREE STUFF!
|Swimsuit by holieb, Skirt/Dress by SweetCakeCookie, |
Bracelet and Earrings by Sweet Sincerity, Sandals by tuto, Shrug by marcellamoda
|These are the little cosmic beauties we are giving away...|
the Stellar Earrings $25
|Marylin Monroe Tie Tack |
|Confucious Print by ecceprints|
So, after much reflection on what I might have learned over the past 100 sales, I've realized that success is not just something that happens. Okay, that might be an oversimplification of the matter, but hopefully you know what I mean! Perhaps my long lost friend, who never failed to put me to sleep in English class can say express my sentiments more clearly-Henry David Thoreau said, "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." The meaning that I infer from this quotation, as well as what I've learned in my short months of freakishly pursuing business efficiency, is that success is a result of boring sounding, everyday, "busy work" type things like consistency, hard work, adaptability, and perseverance. No, I'm not kidding...sorry all you capricious artistic types, of which group I am a member. I know when I first started my Etsy shop, I had all kinds of dreams of "being discovered" one daysomeone would recognize my amazing talent, paying whatever I asked for my "priceless" work, therefore allowing me to live craftily ever after, no longer as a starving artist (except in preparation for swimsuit season, of course). The reality seems to be, though, that these noble (albeit tedious) qualities-like hard work and determination-are just as important to success as vision, creativity, and a unique perspective on the world. I know. BUMMER ON THAT! No, just kidding. I have no aversion whatsoever to hard work, especially when it doing something that allows me to say everyday, "I love my job!"