Thursday, May 3, 2018

It’s Gonna Be May

I can’t believe it is May already.  This year has really gone by super fast.  The weather is starting to be consistently nice enough for my son and I to take our daily evening bike rides.  Also, the city is offering free bike rentals all during the month of May.  It will be nice to take advantage of this to check out areas that we’ve never been to before.  On the 19th I will be volunteering a few hours at the Indigo Arts Festival, it is an event to support mental health awareness.  I think I will be at the information booth but I’m not sure yet.
So it has been almost 3 weeks since I opened up my Instagram business account and I am actually enjoying it.  Everyone has been so supportive and nice.  It seems like everyone has a different reason for being there.  I haven’t really figured out my goal yet but I know if I am consistent with it then it will lead me to other things.  Mostly I have been posting things from my shop, knitting projects, things I’ve made, pics of my cats, and subscription boxes.  I’ve also been posting daily positive motivational quotes in the morning and more deeper quotes or poetry at night.  I’m still reluctant to post more personal stuff but I think I will share a little here and there so that people get to know me better and maybe build a connection with my products.  Overall things are going well.  It hasn’t made any difference in my sales but I’m putting myself out there and learning a lot through observation and getting inspiration from other people’s pages.
That’s all the updates I have for now.  Crossing my fingers for a great month ahead๐Ÿ‘

Friday, April 13, 2018

Stranger Things

Happy Friday 13th☠️ everyone, a great way to end such a strange week.  I’ve been spending a lot of time over on Instagram which is crazy because I used to hate it.  I think because I’m such a private person, I don’t like to share much of my personal life with most people.  But I do actually like engaging with others through shared interests and also learning new things so it has been kind of fun meeting all these new people.  It is also nice that I am able to connect with people that I know as well as reconnecting with old friends that I haven’t talked to in ages.  Mostly I have been setting up my account and putting myself out there.  I’ve been going on following sprees but I’m done for now.  I don’t want to overextend myself and I also want to be able to get to know more about these new people and build some solid relations.  But also because I got locked out 3 times!  So now I am not able to follow anyone new but occasionally it will let me follow a few people then lock me out again.  That’s okay, I think I’ve spent enough time on it and don’t need to focus on set up anymore.  Everything does feel different this week. I honestly never planned to open up a new Instagram account.  I was just bored and went along with whatever I was feeling at the moment and it just took off from there.  It’s nice to be able to shift my energy towards something more positive.  I’m aware that this change will take some time to get used to and I’ll probably fall back into some old habits but if I surround myself with the right people and situations then it will help make the transition a lot better.☠️

Monday, April 9, 2018

Follow Me on the Gram

I finally opened up a business account on Instagram a couple days ago.  I have a personal account but find that most people get annoyed when you mix business with pleasure so I’m playing around with it now to see if it works for my business.  I will post a variety of other stuff too.  Let’s see how long this lasts!  My username is karmickreations3.  I will link to my Twitter and Facebook business page.  Here is a screenshot of my page...

In other news I have been keeping busy with work and the transition into spring.  Now that the weather is nicer I have started up my daily walks in addition to my workouts.  It’s given me more energy and I am sleeping better at night.  I also have some events coming up that I am going to participate in.  The autism walk is in a couple weeks, always a great time with family and friends.  Next month I am volunteering a few hours at an arts festival that advocates for mental illness.  Maybe that will give me the motivation to start signing up for vendor opportunities again.  The first week of June there are a bunch of free yoga events for yoga awareness week so I’ll definitely be taking advantage of those.  Also my son and I are participating in the Bubble Run again this year.  That’s it for now.  I’m excited that winter is finally over, it was a real depressing one this time around.  Have a great week!๐Ÿฆ„

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Less is More

 Lately I’ve been feeling like there is a major energy shift going on that will end up producing some much needed changes.  Maybe this is happening because of all the junk we’ve been getting rid of.  Since everything is made up of energy then it makes sense that something new will come along to replace it.  I’ve been pretty hypersensitive the past couple of weeks with high anxiety, higher than normal.  Sometimes it is best to step away for a little while when you feel like you’ve done all you could and nothing changes in order to prevent things from getting worse.  Stepping away also helps you to think more clearly because you are not distracted by all the noise that could distort your judgement.  I feel a strong urge to get rid of everything and to start over.  Basically go back to simpler times.๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿป‍♀️

Monday, March 12, 2018

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Hello it’s me again.  Lately I’ve been taking a step back from everything to reflect internally.  Sometimes I get too far ahead of myself and end up losing focus of what I’m really doing.  Or does that even matter??  From now on I am not going to talk about my plans but instead just do it and talk about it afterwards.  That way I won’t feel pressured into meeting a deadline or goal.  Also, if I want to continue writing on here, I will try my hardest not to talk about my personal life.  The day to day casual stuff is fine, just not my personal issues.  

Another thing I want to talk about briefly is misunderstandings.  I know I shouldn’t have to say this but I just want to put it out there that 99% of the time when I’m posting, liking, retweeting, or writing something it is for my own entertainment or to share with those who may have similar interests or see the world in the same way as I do.  Most of the time when I’m posting something I have no idea that I’ve offended someone.  I do have a tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and I actually find that timing very funny sometimes.  Maybe our energies are aligned and that is what is causing the coincidences.  Maybe we need certain people in our lives to help us get to the next level.  This could be positive or negative.  Once you align your energy with someone, you start to sync up with each other.  I wouldn’t believe it if it didn’t happen to me but it has and still does!  But enough crazy talk...on most days I’m just doing my own thing and minding my own business.

Last week I got an order for 26 autism awareness bracelets from one of my ongoing customers, the Autism Community Store out in Denver.  I started working on them this weekend and will finish up and mail out this week. 

I’m so excited that it is almost spring!  Have a great week everyone!!๐Ÿ’š

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dog Years๐Ÿถ

Chuc mung nam moi everyone!  Today is the new year for many Asian countries.  We Vietnamese call it “Tet”.  It is the biggest holiday over there kind of like Christmas over here.  My family is celebrating tomorrow, we usually gather over at my parents.  There are also festivities at the Buddhist temple and some around town.  It’s funny because the only time I see so many Asians around here is during New Years.  There is not a lot of cultural diversity where I live but it is a lot better than it used to be. 
I made a sale on Etsy today so the year is off to a good start.๐Ÿ‘  It is for this turquoise copper bird charm bracelet.  A good sign I hope.

I have more items to list maybe next week.  I’ve been really busy at work and also with stuff around the house.  Actually things have been really hectic in general this month.  Being caught in the middle of this tug of war with the family is emotionally draining and I just wish everyone could get along.  I try to distance myself by knitting and watching the Olympics.  The latest project I’m working on is this hat for my sister in law.  Her birthday was on the 1st but we usually celebrate it on New Years because it’s so close.  Her favorite color is purple, hope she likes...

That’s it for now.  Need to get this hat done by tomorrow.  I don’t have to work on Monday because of Presidents Day, yay for that๐Ÿถ

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!  My views about this holiday have changed a lot through the years.  To me it’s more about a universal love rather than a romantic love.  So enjoy your day with your loved ones, be kind to a stranger or whatever.  Just radiate love!  And if you are alone, know that I am with you in spirit.  Love to you all❤️