Now that I have had my ETSY shop open for a week, I am finding it difficult to think of items to make. I started with monthly milestone cards and baby milestone cards, because I had some friends that were looking for something like that. Beyond repeating those with different designs, I am at a loss on what to make.
My inspiration usually comes only when prompted. Be it a writing prompt, a request from someone for a custom design, or the need for something to fulfill a need in my home; I am not a muse of great ideas. One friend suggested that I make chalkboard signs for weddings, but looking on ETSY, there are a million (only slight exaggeration) of those already. I will go ahead and start making them, until I can think of something better. In the meantime, I will wait for more inspiration to come my way.
I guess I am not naturally a creative thinker. I follow instructions, follow the rules, and just put my own flair on things. Kind of depressing, actually. Maybe it is just the rain outside.
There are many songs that speak to me over the years, but right now there are 3 songs that have had an impact across many stages in my life. I included links to the Amazon mp3 of each song so you can hear a preview of it if you want. I can sing these songs in my sleep and frequently belt them out while driving to work. A very good reason why I never carpool.
Hurt – Nine Inch Nails
This song was my anthem in my angsty high school phase. I felt like I was empty because no one understood me, as I am sure that most teenagers feel. Everytime I hear this song, it brings me back to those days. I am too busy now to feel misunderstood, but I still think that this is a beautiful song; full of pain and feeling even though it is about not feeling.
Timshel – Mumford & Sons
Another song that makes me feel a little less alone when I am feeling down. This song has been a favorite of mine for the past couple of years, when things really get tough and stressful, it is nice to think that other people are going through the same things.
Odds Are – Barenakesd Ladies
I listened to this song many, many times while I was pregnant with R. It was a great reminder that no matter how paranoid I was, things would most likely be just fine. Whether I was worried about birth defects, living with 2 kids, money, or toddler tantrums; this song made a point to say that chances are, everything will work out fine.