Our apartment is getting really close to being finished and unpacked, and I am finally starting to settle in a bit. I’m excited to get everything decorated and show you real photos since I think it’s pretty darn cute!
I JUST wrapped up my e-course, and it’s in beta-testing mode at the moment. Technically, you can probably find it on Udemy if you search, but I’m waiting for some feedback before I officially launch it. I may launch it as soon as next week so it will be possible to purchase as a Christmas present! I just need to hear back from my testers and send them a little survey to complete!
Anthony got a job! I really feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders since I’ll no longer be the sole breadwinner in the family. Somehow my scheduled clients just up and disappeared on me without even an email response to my inquiries, so nearly $5,000 that I had banked on rounding out my year was gone, just like that. Guess I need to work on getting those non-refundable deposits before holding a spot.
I wanted to blame my clients disappearing on my move, but I was never out of communication for more than a day or two in October, and none of the projects were scheduled to start until November, so I’m just left scratching my head and wondering if it was something I did or if they just changed their minds. It’s frustrating, though I’ve managed to pick up a few small jobs here and there.
Anyhow, so Anthony has a job and he’ll be starting on January 6th, which means we’ll be staying in this apartment for a while (since the job is close) so I can FINALLY relax and feel like this is at least semi-permanent. I didn’t realize how much I was holding my breath and stressing out with the possibility of moving again in a few months looming over my head. And the constant nagging fear that I’d never get a client again and we’d be broke and unemployed, of course. Being self-employed can be really stressful, and my business is not at the point yet where I have confidence that I won’t just wake up and it will all be gone. That’s why I have GOT to get more income streams set up, like my e-course.
On the bright side, the lull in client work allowed me to create my e-course, and I’m planning on using some more of my downtime to take a few courses myself and kick 2014 in the face with all my new knowledge and skills.
This weekend we’re heading to the mountains with Kari and Matt to spend some time in Glenwood Springs. Should be a lot of fun! I better go start packing and wake Anthony up–naps seem to be his new favorite hobby.