Still working to get to the point where things run themselves with less effort. Yesterday's post has become today's. Instead of posting, yesterday was spent setting up the last steps of e-commerce - which involves aspects of website building to coordinate, and link information to shipping, and billing providers - those are all rabbit holes to go down, and various 1-800 numbers that are even less direct. Long story short - the advice from my son..."remember yesterday when you said to me not to work to the point of frustration...go to sleep...and address it in the morning. Well, it's morning again and I am a half our too early to get results with any of the services that I need to access by phone. Opening will be delayed until I can get all things done properly. My apologies for the delay to those who have come to the site only to see the store still "Under Construction." No one is more frustrated them me :) It's like road work; it never ends.
I continue to learn more through the trials, late nights, and hours of effort. I have learned much more about what I am capable of through the struggle than I did before I started. I realized last night also as I looked for calming thoughts...had I known how deeply invested in this process I would have to become to make progress I would have been intimidated..."Ignorance is bliss," in that sense. What a one step at a time journey this has had to be. At this point I would not change anything though. The reward has been one of tremendous personal growth and understanding of what it takes to build something for yourself from the ground up. The personal reward in that feeling of accomplishment alone, acknowledges the lonely process of long hours of commitment to learning, and tapping into inner resources for creative thinking that allow the discoveries along the way. Patience to not rush has been something I continually remind myself of in the process for building a solid foundation. Right know, I am stuck on linking the shipping provider, setting up that account through the provider and establishing the "checkout."
"Push back the date (said the teen), go to sleep...no one will care."
6:04 am - time for some phone calls :)