Monthly Archives: May 2015

Summer Angst

I’m taking a course during IU’s six week summer session. It’s about learning how to evaluate information resources and services. We learn to do this by learning to conduct research on said resources and services. This really doesn’t feel like my area. It doesn’t seem like it’s “my thing.”  There are a lot of assignments and quizzes. That means lots of work. 

I took two classes during this session last year and almost had a breakdown. I should be able to manage 50% of that. Right?

I got to class early, set up my little area, and decided to write this post. 

I continue to feel generally nervous.

 Coffee cup, orange juice, cup of cantaloupe 

What the heck am I up to?

I”m pretty sure no one has been asking, but I’m going to say anyway. I’ve been up to lots!

I’m still in grad school, but getting closer to finishing. I took the Management of Public Libraries¬†course this spring. I have confirmed that I don’t want to work in or manage a public library. I’ll be learning how to evaluate information resources during the six-week summer session. This will be more “my thing.”

My used book sales on Amazon have picked up! I sold seven books this week. I even got a message from¬†Amazon saying that I should fill out tax information because it’s likely I’ll sell 50 books this year.

I finally added merchandise to my poor little Etsy shop. Got some “likes” and “views,” still no sales.

Stacking bracelets on Etsy.

Stacking bracelets on Etsy.

I tried and won some items. I also lost some money and learned that it takes time and commitment to do well in the penny auction world. It’s not for me.

I’ve been making a lot of digital art,

Made with Sketch Club on my iPhone.

Made with Sketch Club on my iPhone.

and I’ve finally started a junk journal. I can only find one book on junk journals, but there is a ton of stuff on Pinterest

Here’s the start of mine.

Lately, I feel like I’m figuring out just what I want out of life. It’s a good feeling! Kind of scary, but good!

…and I just got an eBay sale while writing this post.