Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I don't spend much time on my personal life...

The last few months have been challenging. The long of the short of it is that I am taking my last two prerequisite classes to begin a graduate program to be a certified special ed. and general ed. teacher in the fall. In the midst of juggling school bureaucracies and trying to balance an already-stretched budget, I have lost my job, and thus my means for paying for my education. The loans won't cover everything, and I'm already out hundreds of dollars in pre-school costs: background checks, tests, IDs, tuition deposits, etc. I feel like it is too late to turn back, and I want to move forward with my education and my career. I don't think it is too much to ask for help to pursue a career in public service, because goodness knows I'm not doing it for the money.

My Etsy shop is all I have right now to support my school career, so know that whenever you buy from me, you are helping to fund my teaching certification.

A wise professor said recently that she posted a blog entry titled "The Reasons You Should Hire Me," and she got a job. This is my entry of similar nature: Help fund public education by sending a teacher to school!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Grand Re-Opening!

It feels grand to me, anyway. After three months of limited time and resources, my shop is finally back up and running. Custom orders are once again an option! Silly technology, stalling everything.

I have had some time to think about the future of my shop and to set some goals, and I have been designing a new line of pottery pieces. I have also spent the time to stock up on pottery supplies so that I can offer custom painted pieces.

Keep an eye out for new items in my shop! Thanks for holding on with me!