Well, I’ve learned once again, that I can’t do it all. Running my own business, taking care of two kids and a dairy goat, updating Wayward Spark, volunteering for my local grange, blogging/Facebooking for Gathering Together Farm, and staying sane at the same time was just too much. Something had to give, and that something turned out to be my contract work for GTF.
The photos in this post are a random assortment of snapshots I’ve taken at the farm this year.
Blogging and managing social media for the farm was such an incredible learning experience for me, and I think I met or exceeded my own and my bosses’ expectations. It was great for all the reasons I mentioned in this post and more.
That said, working for the farm has been different than working for myself. Unlike Henry, I’m not a natural-born entrepreneur, but apparently the self-employment bug has embedded itself deep in the last couple years. I’ve decided that I’d rather spend my money-earning efforts on a business that is all mine. My Etsy shop has been a little neglected over the summer, and now with the holiday season approaching, I’m scrambling to catch up.
I want to thank the farm’s owners, John and Sally, for the opportunity to work in such a beautiful environment. This won’t be the first or even the second time I’ve “quit” working at GTF, so I don’t dare say that I’ve shut that door for the final time. Right now, however, I’m headed in a different direction (mostly belt sanding until my arms fall off to produce a robust inventory of cutting and serving boards for my Etsy shop).