I have gotten my morning routine down pat these days. When I first quit my day job I was a little all over the place, trying to find that sense of schedule. Now I go through the motions without having to think about it. It feels good to have a routine that doesn’t leave me feeling bored (like that horrid day job of mine).
My first stop is our new coffee maker. Did I mention Jordan got me (us) one for our anniversary? Apparently the 4th (marriage) anniversary “modern gift” is appliances. I kind of love how he researched that. He got us the Verismo, which I really like because it offers options. Coffee, latte, and espresso. Lately I’ve been obsessed with iced espresso shots with a dash of flavored cream. Get in my belly.
Once I have my coffee, it’s time for Etsy orders. Orders have always been my #1 priority and most likely always will be. I generally like to get my open order count down to zero, but sometimes it just gets down to a “reasonable” amount. Time spent on orders can be anywhere from a couple hours to several, depending on the work load. When they’re done (or when I say ok time to move on to the next thing) I drop them off at the post office.
From them on, it sort of varies. Lately I’ve been working on wholesale order, a special gifting package, the new product launch, etc. etc. Not to mention blog post writing. There’s always something, and I think that’s what makes being self employed so exciting (yet stressful?).
And then there is Penny. If she is not at my feet when I am working, I can find her outside basking in that sun. She looks like such a rolly polly in this photo with all that fur. I love her shaggy though!
What’s your morning like? Do you have a routine or do you wing it? xo JA