A friend of mine (a fellow crafty business owner) recently wrote me:
Did you know Etsy is already on WEEK 5 of Holiday Bootcamp?!?!
I'm not even on Week 1 of planning and we have how many weeks left?
And as much as I love Etsy, the thought of a bootcamp? for the holidays?
It makes me want to snuggle under my crocheted blanket and just knit for a bit.
I'm not about to get all drill sargeant on you, but I do think that planning ahead (even if it's just thinking about the qualities you want to have in your holiday season) makes everything more magical.
And I've already admitted, I'm not even a planner!
But for the next month, I'm taking my planning for non-planner approach to the season.
The season of craft shows, gift certificates, gift-giving (and gift-buying and gift-making!), travel, family time and pie!
Ok, so the pie doesn't take a lot of time away from my business, but the others? As much as I adore this season (and I really really do), even if do NOTHING holiday-related in the yarn shop, the holiday smoosh makes it hard to just do the normal businessy stuff.
But this season, I'm applying my questions, my noticings, my metaphors and I'm carving out some space to create Holiday Sanity.
And I'd like to invite you to join me!
For four weeks (or 5 if you sign up by Tuesday!), we're going to take about an hour a week to notice.
To pay attention to what we want, what we hope for and what we want to get rid of.
I couldn't come up with a clever name, so it's simply Holiday Sanity and you can find out more about it here.