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Category Archives: Daily Goals

3-30-12 GOALS
Help in sister’s store, 9am-12pm–
Done.
Finish 1 bracelet–Done! Whoohoo!
Photograph bracelets for Etsy shop–Also done!

3-31-12 GOALS
Make more bracelets!
Figure out a few things for my soon-to-be Etsy shop. 

So I’m really excited about the impending opening of my Etsy shop… so excited that I didn’t get much sleep last night, I was so worked up! I’ll be doing more work on it today. In other news, making Treasuries on Etsy is time-consuming… but oh so much fun.

What are your goals for today? What is something you’ve accomplished recently that you’re proud of?


3-29-12 GOALS
Bracelets 1 hour: Not done today, I’m afraid… I was caught up with the following task.
Research how to become a copywriter for hire: More research done.
Extra task: organize children’s bookshelves for sister: Done! It took practically half the day, but I got ‘er done!

3-30-12 GOALS
Help in sister’s store, 9am-12pm
Finish 1 bracelet.
Photograph bracelets for Etsy shop.

That’s right, I’ma start a shop selling my hand knotted bracelets! I figured that this is something that I can do more immediately while I’m looking into becoming a small creative business copywriter. Details coming to a blog near you (read: this one) after the break.

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Hi, I’m Leah. I sell bracelets that I knot by hand.

“Hi, Leah. Why do you make and sell bracelets?”

The short, dispassionate answer: To earn money. Thanks for forking over your cash!

The longer, PASSIONATE answer: To know that I am worth something. To know that other people appreciate and support my ongoing inner quest for validation. I’m a college dropout and I struggle with depression, anxiety, and self-confidence issues… But with each sale of my bracelets, I receive a powerful message: I AM worth something, more than I give myself credit for. I can work for a dream, not just a roof over my head. Others believe in me. Others are giving me permission to believe in myself.

Through my selling of my bracelets, I hope to also inspire other young, confused, and aimless people like myself that they, too, are worth something! They can take steps towards their dreams; no matter how small, they’re still steps forward, not in the same place or backwards.

“So, they’re just bracelets, right?”

Nope, they’re not JUST bracelets. They’re manifestations of my dream to love and have confidence in myself, to look in the mirror and be proud of who I see. They’re tangible representations of my vision of inspiring and motivating others with dreams similar to mine.


3-28-12 GOALS
Help sister in her store 9am-12pm: Done.
Make friendship bracelets for 1 hour: Done! I’m on a roll!

3-29-12 GOALS
Bracelets 1 hour: to be done.
Research how to become a copywriter for hire: in progress.

That’s right, I do want to look into becoming a copywriter… namely a copywriter for creative small businesses selling handmade wares (such as on Etsy.com). I would write product descriptions, seller profiles, shop descriptions, and store policies.

I love handmade items, but more specifically, I love learning about the people behind them–why do they create? What tickles them so much about handmade; how have past experiences influenced this, etc? So I thought, why not translate this love of handmade stories, my talent as a writer, and my desire to help others convey their stories (and make sales doing so) into a business of my own?

I know it won’t be as easy as saying, “Go!”, so… question!

Got any tips for me as I foray into my copywriting research? Give me a holler, I’d be so grateful for any advice you have!


3-27-12 CHECK-IN:
Morning shower:
 Done! Whoohoo!
Visit place where I volunteer with older sister: Done as well. I’m on a roll.
Spend at least 1 hour after lunch helping sister with her business: Done.
1 hour making hand knotted bracelets after helping sister:  Done
Watch Finding Nemo with my nieces and nephew tonight: Not done, they didn’t feel like watching it after all. But we went on a lovely walk! And then jumped around on a trampoline, yay!

3-28-12 GOALS
Help sister in her store 9am-12pm: Not done.
Make friendship bracelets for 1 hour: Not done.

Do you have any goals for today?
What are/were they?
How did you feel when you completed them,
or how do you hope to feel when you do?


Morning shower: Done! Whoohoo!
Visit place where I volunteer with older sister: Done as well. I’m on a roll.
Spend at least 1 hour after lunch helping sister with her business: Not done, since lunch has not come to pass.
1 hour making hand knotted bracelets after helping sister:  Also not yet done.
Watch Finding Nemo with my nieces and nephew tonight: It’s not night yet, but it shall get done. I’m looking forward to this, I love that movie.

Do you have any goals for today?
What are/were they?
How did you feel when you completed them,
or how do you hope to feel when you do?