Why I don’t have an Etsy shop

 About two weeks ago I got the idea that I needed an Etsy shop.  A lot of bloggers have little shops on Etsy and I started thinking I should, too.    I spent my free time on the Etsy website and researched what was already being sold. I began collecting ideas and thinking about names.    

Then last week I got a little overwhelmed and I had to talk it out with my husband. I had forgotten motherhood is a job. In the best way, it’s a job. I don’t need to fill my day or my resume with anything else.  I don’t need to have anything else to show for my time. 

But Ty won’t be a baby forever (another reason to keep him as the only thing “on my plate”) so we also talked about some other dreams and passions I have.  I want to write.  I enjoy blogging.  I’m involved in a new writers group here in Charleston.  (check it out Voices: Write to be Heard) And maybe one day I will have my very own shop.

So I’m thankful I was reminded of my true passion before I wandered down a road of distraction and missed out on any opportunities to mother. 

PS This post was inspired byJessi.  After I read her post I realized it wasn’t that I didn’t have time in my schedule but I was choosing to fill my schedule with wife and mommy stuff.  It’s all about choosing.    


  1. says

    So true! And, don’t forget you are gathering so much material to write about as you walk each day as a wife and mother. Material that is and will be such a blessing to other women who come behind you! I’m so blessed to know you, Abbie!

  2. says

    Thank you Jennifer. Jason and I had to look at what I really wanted to do. I wish I could do it all, but right now I just can’t do everything and be the best mommy. I don’t want to miss out on anything Ty does. Thank you for your sweet words. I am having so much fun spending time with you, too!

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