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February 27, 2011

Some of them want to use you...

Friday morning, I was approached by my Adecco contact at my Day Job. This was nothing out of the ordinary, of course; there's an Adecco team on-site, as the company hires a lot of temps, and they tend to check in every now and again to see how things are going.

I followed her to a quiet location, and that's where things went completely pear-shaped. My assignment was being ended, she was very sorry for it, and I was to clean out my personal belongings and hightail it out of there as quietly as possible. I didn't ask a lot of questions. I sent a quiet email to the coworkers I feel I've grown closer to, and packed my desk. A few people noticed, but no big deal, everything went smoothly and quietly.

I've spent my weekend wondering how I should feel about this. Should I be upset? Should I be angry? Should I be depressed?  It's a wonder to me that I'm able to be calm right now, considering I lost my source of steady income. I have a car payment that I don't know how I'm going to pay, and insurance and a phone along with that. Not to mention that whole, y'know, RENT thing.

I've realized that there is no correct response. I choose to take this as an opportunity - I can focus on my jewelry now. I can take advantage of natural light and get those stunning photos I really want, the ones that will truly sell my jewelry. I can spend the day snuggled with my cat on the couch, creating and designing.

I know, in my heart of hearts, that though I talked about saving money and building stuff up, that by the time I felt financially ready to leave the Day Job and devote myself to the jewelry full-time, I would have lost the passion to do this. Sometimes, I guess, Life just gives us that little shove we're not willing to give ourselves.

Anyway. So I took some pictures, with the gorgeous sunlight, and here are the results!

Blue and white glass hearts and boxes
I put these up in my Etsy today! They're gorgeous and very calming, but also flirty. They make me happy, so up they go.

Rainbows! :D
These have been up for a while now, but I renewed them with the new pictures. They're almost at 70 views! Holy cow.

Pretty pretty pearly danglies.
Just for comparison. These have had no post-processing done to them, and that is why I love natural lighting! The listing for these is here, and I haven't uploaded the new photos yet.

7 comments:

  1. Those photos look great! I love how the glass blurs the background. I hope you have great success with your full time jewelry business.

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  2. I'm sorry you lost your job, but wish you much success in selling your jewelry.

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  3. Here's hoping Monday brings new opportunities!

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  4. I love your attitude! Your photo's and jewelry are lovely. Your newest follower from EBT, welcome.

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  5. Your naturally lit photos are gorgeous! I know losing your job is nerve-wracking, but you were most productive at home today! :)

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  6. Oh wow. Thank you all for your kind words! This kind of encouragement is what I've loved so much about the crafting community.

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  7. So sorry about your job... but those pics are fabulous!

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