November 26, 2018

My shopless life...and gory movies

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Dwindling motivation.
My Shopify shop is all set up but now I have to list items.
I have  postponed ordering new pins and patches as I don't seem to be selling them at all...and also  I was less than impressed by the UK company that produced my first batches ( Customs UK, if you need to know) so I have  to find another one.


My Etsy shop are completely dead (local search and free shipping pretty much killed Etsy for me, Belgium is tiny and not many people know of Etsy...not to mention that half the country won't shop from me because I'm a French speaker...). I have considered cheating about location, I wondered if that would trick the algorithm...
With zero shop work to do, I have plenty of free time.
I'm done with the bedroom remodeling. I sleep in, read a lot, catch Pokemons, annoy the cats, binge watch Storage Wars, I style my hair, mope around the house (mope, not mop)...
You can dress your Pikachu in this installment of the game, an pet him and feed him...
I have tidied up the study a little bit,  found some odd Alice things I didn't remember I had, like this horrible cap. Sorted out my handbags (gosh, I have many...), switched purse because the one I was using was falling apart, cleaned my pin collection, threw out old pens...
Man, I'm bored ><

Arguably the ugliest piece in my collection
Oh, and I send job applications, I send trillions of job applications.
A nice regular job would be cool. But I'm realistic here, my chances are close to zero. If the job is  nice, I either don't qualify or it's too far (and though I don't mind, employers do...).
The employment agency is on my back now, like I enjoy being jobless. They want me to take classes...I am so tired of their pointless, useless training. They wanted me to take forklift classes. Forklift. I was so flabbergasted that it left me speechless. I just burst out laughing. That went well. Right, send the half deaf chick learn how to drive a forklift...one of the most dangerous workplace tools. Also, that fits my resumé so well too, graphic designer and forklift operator (?).
But let me put this in context for you:
I imagine not too many people stay up until the middle of the night to watch industrial training videos, but if you choose to do so, I recommend the forklift videos. They are absolutely hilarious and VERY gory. Impaled dangling bloody corpses...like in cheap Italian horror movies from the 80's.
So free piece of advice here, if you see a forklift in a shop, STAY AWAY.

I also spend money I don't have (I have not been paid since my surgery, long story short but they lost the papers, I had to replace them and now they keep finding excuses not to pay, and that' also taking its toll on my morale...)...I really wanted that Nintendo Switch console, and then I had the suden urge to get my hair done (that's silly expensive if you want a hairdye too).

 I miss my shops...

3 comments:

Stephanie Kilgast said...

ah Nat, sounds like you are having a hard time these days. I hope you'll find a job!

Star of the East said...

Hugs to you!
Sounds like some changes can't come too early for you, hopefully things will turn around soon!

Natalis Iolalis said...

I have sales only in the doll shop. There are no buyers in the watercolor shop