Oooooooh my. Where do I even start. How about here: I quit my job on Monday. Yeah. Impulsive/crazy/rash/brazen/sudden? Sure. Quite possibly the best decision I’ve ever made in my life? Let’s hope My last day is September 7. The way I see it, that is when my life really starts.
I’ve done this whole thing very bass-ackwards. I have read Etsy’s “Quit Your Day Job” articles religiously for almost two years now. It seems like a lot of people use Etsy as a side business then once things get rolling (after a year or two), they realize their potential and take the plunge.
Me? I opened my shop two weeks ago tomorrow. My “nest egg” is the size of a caviar. I could draw 1000 terrible metaphors about how irresponsible my decision is, but bottom line is that I have unwavering faith that everything is going to work out. I don’t know how yet, but I know it will. I’m not going to ramble on the job quitting situation, in this post at least; there are many more fun things to share.
I went to the fair a few times this year! A lot of people turn their noses up at state fairs (even though it’s amazing people watching), but what’s not to love? Tons of color, noise, excitement, fried food, food on a stick… Here are a few things I saw: