Monthly Chats | Exciting New Things 

First of all I want to say that I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year’s and that the first month of 2018 is going well for you.

Last year went by so quickly so here’s to a slower and more peaceful new year for all.

Shop Talk | It’s crazy to think that Tangerine and Me has only been up and running since June of last year which makes it not even a year old.

I have learned so much and have had the opportunity to connect with so many kind shop owners and customers and feel as though I have been immensely blessed as a new Etsy seller.

Every month I feel as though I fall more in love with the process of being a self-employed, shop owner and though it’s rarely easy I enjoy the flexibility and the creative side of it all.

In 2018 I have already put into motion, the workings of a new product and cannot wait to share it with all of you as well as several other ideas that I have yet to completely focus on.

I believe that it is going to be an amazing new year and I look forward to sharing all of the little bits and pieces of the journey with you.

Slow Moments | I had wonderfully planned for last month since I wanted it to be as festive and stress free as possible and it was a good thing too since I ended up having to deal with some unexpected health issues.

These health issues have continued into January unfortunately, meaning that I wasn’t able to come out with a Valentine’s day line of soaps and my soap release for this month came out a bit late.

With my lack of ability to plan as much as I usually do, I have felt a little bit on edge and frazzled this month since time seems to slip by so quickly if not properly managed.

With all stress aside, I do still try to have time everyday where I do not watch the clock or have any certain task to accomplish. Now i just need to figure out how to turn my mind off which is much easier said then done.

Thoughts | Most of my thoughts of this month have mainly been around what I am hoping for in the new year.

As someone who is self-employed I think that we could all probably admit to comparing ourselves to one another a bit too much.

I’m the kind of person who finds it hard to celebrate their own accomplishments and I often find myself comparing what I feel is a little success to other’s bigger success.

It’s easy to forget that the definition of success is different for everyone and that someone is looking up to you and hoping to reach your level of success while you do the same to someone else and that we have all started from the bottom.

Those are the words that I tell myself whenever I start to feel less than, because success takes time as does anything else in life.

Even the tallest tree was once a seed but with time and care it slowly grew.