It has been quite a while since I updated my blog…..I seem to have even skipped writing about how my retirement is going or how I felt on the four-year anniversary of Jeff’s death. I guess that means that my life is moving on, which is a good thing.
Actually, my days have been so full that sometimes, I am busier than I was before I retired. I love not having a full-time job…I get to do what I want when I want, for the most part, and that is awesome!
So what do I do with my time?
I work 40 hours a month, sometimes more, as a health care consultant. That seems to be going well. And I am proud to say I have also, developed a new sales training which got great reviews.
From a volunteering perspective, I became a Guardian Ad Litem for a young child whose mother is in the court system. This is more rewarding and interesting than I even thought it would be although I am not allowed to talk about my case because of confidentiality concerns. But, what I do seems to make a difference so I am glad about that.
I talk to my long-distance friends almost daily (still trying to make local friends) and take great joy in seeing my four grandchildren (as well as my children) as often as time and distance permit.
And this week…drum roll please…I launched my new Etsy craft shop which has a unique assortment of jewelry and home decor items that will gradually be expanded over time.
My only question is how to get more people to visit my shop. Online marketing is definitely not my area of expertise nor do I have the funds for paid ads at the moment.
If anyone has good ideas on how to promote my Etsy shop, feel free to share (and thanks to my sister, Deb, for her great idea to write about it in this blog!
By the way, I do have a Facebook page, too for my creations, not that I necessarily know how to manage that either, but, I will learn!
Before I end this blog entry, I want to give a shout of appreciation to everyone who has supported my endeavors over the years and has been there for me as I worked through grief at Jeff’s passing. That includes family, friends, close acquaintances and those I have only met through blog correspondence.
You are all special and I would not have my head on straight right now without you!
Just so you know though, from this day forth, the focus of this blog will not be the past anymore but, the future. Not sure what I will write about but, am looking forward to finding out! Time will tell…
In the meantime, one quick request before I go:
It would be great if you would “like” AND “follow” my Wendy Hoy Originals Facebook page, (if you have not already done so), and click “Favorite” on my Etsy shop. Also, if you could share and tweet the Etsy shop as well, that would be fabulous!
Apparently doing these things makes both more visible in search engines which is what I need if I want to sell anything!
Thanks in advance and xo!