I just cannot believe it is May! Time is flying and is really kinda weird right now. It has actually been weird since the pandemic. I know you likely agree with me about that.
Flowers have been blooming and some have been planted. Hopefully they live through the freeze tonight. We have had unseasonably cool weather. That isn't a bad thing because it means that the water we have been getting won't just evaporate.
Speaking of water, the reservoirs have been especially low and one, Lake Meade, has been really low. I knew there were bodies in it. Yep. I was right. They have found multiple bodies since the receding water has dipped below what anyone expected...especially those who dumped bodies there. We live in weird times.
What are some of the ways you cope with the negativity that seems to be everywhere right now? Some of my coping skills are;
spending time in nature
reading a book
listening to music
studying a skill
limiting time on social media
yoga and meditation
studying my scriptures
spending time with family
Those are just a few of my coping skills. I am finding that spending less and less time on social media is much more healthy, makes me feel much healthier. What I see on social media is a barrage of the same negative comments and messages with not much else. I need social media to promote my businesses so I do still go on the platforms. However, I am limiting my time on those platforms so that I don't waste my time and get sucked into negative though processes.
I still work on my Poshmark, Mercari, Ebay business. However, I have not been in the best of health so I have stepped away somewhat and have just been adding a few things here and there, relisting, and have been in the process of taking inventory.
Lately, I have been working on my Etsy, RedBubble, Zazzle business to create more of a passive income stream, like that of my Udemy course. In order to do that I have been cranking out designs, which takes away from some of the time I have to work on my reselling business. However, once I have a solid few hundred designs, I can push my reselling business again and will only need to create one or two designs a week in order to keep the interest coming to my design business.
I know I seem like I am all over the place, but the point of these businesses is to have various income streams, which leads me to my PowerPoint course that I am solidifying and will be adding to Udemy and other platforms shortly. This will be another passive income stream.
Of course, my husband is the main breadwinner in my family. I have been a homemaker and stay-at-home mother. Now my children are grown and I can add to our income and improve my skills at the same time. This is important at a time when prices on everything are rising at an alarming rate. We need my income to pay for life at this point. Also at this point, who knows if we will ever get to retire. That is a subject for another time but just has to do with the state of Social Security benefits as well as the cost of everything.
Here are some of my latest designs. These are some that are in grid format and work for all kinds of products. You can click on any of the images to lead you to the image or product pages, if you are interested.
Here are a few of my recent listings with my reselling business. Again, the link is part of the photo, so if you are interested, feel free to click on the photo and it will take you to the item.
Women’s Lane Bryant Relaxed Fit Short Sleeve Knit Sweater, Size 16, Brown, White $16
Women’s Sanctuary Sleeveless Button Front Crepe Blouse, White, Red, Size Medium $29
Women's Charming Charlie Stripe Color Block Dress, Black, White, Red,Size Medium $12
Well, I need to get busy cleaning the floors and straightening the house. We have our cabinet person coming out to do final measurements tonight for our kitchen cabinets. It's going to be nice to get that part of the house finished so that we have nearly everything remodeled on the inside.
Hope your May is going great!