Things are chugging right along. It’s strange how just a few changes can make a huge difference in mindset — there’s still an absurd amount of stuff on my ToDo, but for the first time I don’t feel like I’m spinning my wheels and getting nowhere.
So what changed?
1. Website. That one was weighing on me a lot. It’s far from perfect — heck, I haven’t even made the changes that all you lovely people suggested yet — but it exists and I have a plan for where it’s going.
2. Bookkeeping. As much as I hate doing it, it’s gone a long way to help my mindset. It no longer feels like I’m throwing money into a bottomless bucket; all of my investments show up on paper and they count for something, and it’s really, really okay if I’m spending money on the business. It’s necessary. And now it really feels like “a real business.”
3. Shop Improvements. I had a holy shit moment yesterday, when I finished installing my new exhaust system. (it is gorgeous!) I have a pro setup now. I have a pro shop. I made a real, permanent, physical improvement to my shop, and it’s truly mine, and I’m not going to have to tear it down in a few months and move. I’m putting down roots. O_o Holy fucking shit.
(This, for the girl who’s had 9 different addresses in the last 10 years, is a big freaking deal.)
Alright, so since I didn’t fix the website yet, what have I been doing?
Accomplishments for this week:
-Shop is inventoried
-Bookkeeping is well underway; 2nd meeting with accountant clarified some issues, full steam ahead
-Shiny new exhaust hood installed! Hooray for no toxic death!
-The shiny new torch that I got for Christmas arrived this week and is now setup
-Accountant clarified the inventory requirements – I need to go back and add pricing. Ugh. (Not to all of it, which is a relief; just the silver I have on hand. That’s still going to be a pain though.)
-Being me, I did the exhaust ducting somewhat stupidly; so it doesn’t actually do everything I wanted it to. “Hm. Okay, now what?” I have a friend coming over next week to help me figure out options.
Hooray for progress! Back to it, then. :)