Updated: Feb 2, 2021
It is 3 in the morning and I need to be up in 3 hours to get ready for work. I have been on vacation since December 23rd and I feel like a little kid dreading the first day back to school. The first week of my break was uneventful, even though it was Christmas. We didn't do very much because, well, 2020, so we had a pretty laid back holiday. I was very lazy for the few days after that, which I justified because I was really busy with orders right up until the holiday. I also somehow discovered Tik Tok (apparently 10 months late) and that became a time suck of epic proportions. Amazing how I became obsessed with watching videos of people wrapping presents, yet mine still looked like they were wrapped while I was wearing mittens.
At the start of last week I sat down to organize my yearly sales records and do my quarterly taxes which became an endeavor that kept me up until after 2 am for several nights. Meanwhile the house still looked like Christmas threw up. I never even got the bag of discarded wrapping paper to the curb in time for trash pickup. No excuse but just sheer didntfeellikedoinits.
Once taxes were done, I took my frustration out on my current web hosting site because they have crappy reporting capabilities and it took three times as long to gather the info I needed. Don't bother bringing up the fact that if I kept on top of finances as I fulfilled the orders then I wouldn't have to scramble to gather it all in two days. That just makes too much sense. Instead I decided to do the sane thing and change web hosts to one that *hopefully* has a better e-commerce platform to make things easier. Of course I won't know for sure until I make my first sale. In the meantime I have been glued to my laptop for entire days trying to migrate all of my products and design a great new website. I am so excited, I can't even get to sleep once I do call it quits for the night.
Which leads me here.... writing this post which may never get read since joatmoncreations.com isn't even live on the new site yet (I haven't broken up with my current web host since I am still creating the new one). I already got out of bed twice to do a brain dump of things I need to do (where do I prioritize cleaning up the damn Christmas decorations)? I don't even feel tired anymore, which is dangerous since I went to sleep at 2:30 and 3:30 am respectively on Friday and Saturday.
I suppose since I am still working from home and all of my Monday meetings are non-video calls, I could really just sleep an extra hour and roll right out of bed into my office chair.... Glad my 12 year old is still remote learning so he can make me a cup of coffee every hour.
This new website had better be worth it!