Plantable Tags from GreenPost
suffice to say moving to huntsville has been a positive thing even if it feels much harder than almost any other time in my life. i almost wonder how i can say that as i've had a hard life. this is hard in a 'going towards health' way. does that make sense? typically when you are healing you have crisis. how one knows the difference between that is usually unexplainable, you just know. you just have to trust. i'd say this is probably a healing towards the better because i think i'm learning how to communicate better. i'm being forced to and while i dislike it i know ultimately it will serve me in the future.
forced to deal with an auto mechanic who charged me a good amount and didn't fix the problem.
forced to deal with my own flub of refunding the wrong person on paypal and having to ask for repayment even though they aren't seeing the refund.
forced by dint of selling on etsy to deal with customers having requests or wanting discounts that i just cannot abide by.
forced to push myself and keep moving/going/working even though i feel pretty overwhelmed by my living and financial circumstances.
not forced but pushing myself to have different 'business' interactions. meaning working out swaps/trades for services with other etsy people...even that is a big deal for me as i get so confused about what is fair or feels right etc. thankfully those two experiences have left positive imprints on me. one of them was getting metal flowers from merritt for my metal vases. its a big deal to spend money right now since i'm barely making it in life, but i felt this was a good business/marketing strategy for the vases so we worked a deal out and i'm thrilled.
the other business deal was with another etsy seller/friend kendra. she makes plantable tags, cards and envelopes out of 100% recycled hand made paper. i was getting grossed out by the store bought thank you cards, i mean i'm all about re-using and hand made stuff what am i doing buying generic CARDS? i decided to find a more creative way to thank people and also send business to someone else that is 'real' as opposed to a machine plopping out ugly thank you cards. kendras recycled cards come with seeds in them that you can plant! i was able to trade a vase for this transaction and i think we all come out ahead as my buyers will get a nice card (which i dont write on so they can send to someone else next time they gift or write someone) or free little plants, i get to feel better about sending art off and hopefully kendra gets a few more customer referrals! all of this probably sounds super stupid simple but for me it was a big deal.
so i've been expanding and contracting. much more involved with people and my surroundings. making more decisions and probably reaching an emotional level of ...oh 18 yrs old now instead of 5. only 30 more years to go and i will catch up with myself....