Saturday, June 4, 2022

Dare to Share #522

It is Saturday morning, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

 Hi everyone! I know today's party is a little later than normal.  I have a good reason though.  This month is going to be a month of massive changes for me.  I don't really share too much about my private life on here, but these changes will affect this blog in a good way.  

What is going on you may ask..  

Well at the end of the school year I am going to take a break from subbing/teaching. I am moving back to my home state, and moving in my with long term boyfriend. I am also going to start working full time on my Etsy Shop, Instagram  and this blog.  

You may be wondering how all of this has come about. It actually has been in the works for a long time.  Late last summer my apartment complex sent out letters.  They gave us notice that rent was going up by over $200, and we had one week to decide if we wanted to sign a new lease or we had to be out in 30 days.  My lease had just recently expired so I had to make a decision. (they were behind on paperwork because of Covid) Since I would have had to move out by the end of Sept, and the school year was just starting, I decided to resign for 9 months at the higher rate. That would allow me to get through the entire school year.  Well we are now in month 9!  Eek! There is still a lot to do in the next few weeks.   I know that I definitely made the right decision to leave.  A few weeks ago I got another letter stating that the end of my lease was coming up, and if I were to resign, they were raising rates again starting July 1.. this time it was $250 more!   In less than a year my rent on an older, not in good shape apartment, went up $500.  I was barely affording my bills at  last summer's rates, there is no way I could afford $500 more a month, with all the other living costs going up as well. 

Now you know why I am moving, now to explain the other changes.  As you may know I started an Etsy shop last fall.  I love working on it, but I have not had a lot of time to create printables, working full time and tutoring on the side.  I personally love my current school and will miss it a lot, but I have decided not to start over in a new school.  Now that I will not to have to work two jobs to pay really high bills, I will be able to work on all my other loves and creative outlets. I am super excited about the opportunity, and being with my boyfriend full time.  

Here are a couple of my recent printables added in my Etsy Shop.  I am in the process on working on many new party printables, including items from two actual parties and I am planning for my bonus kids this summer. 

If you ever thought about making your own printables and selling them, I highly recommend this course by Gold City Ventures. I took the course last year, and have been active in their Facebook group ever since.  It's such a great group to be a part of.  Julie and Cody really care about the success of their students, and have live meeting times where they really get to know everyone and answer questions.  If you are interested but not sure if you want to dive into a course, you can read their Free E Book that talks more about seasonal printables. 

If you haven't checked my Instagram page all about my Dollar Tree finds, diys and party ideas, you may want to go check it out. It has blown up in recent weeks, and I am so excited about it.  I have been finding so many new amazing items at Dollar Tree in the last few months, that you will not believe are from the Dollar Tree.  

Now that I have been rambling on about what is going on with me for a while, lets get this party started!! 

Link up and HAVE FUN! 

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  1. Good luck with all the changes in your life! May big and wonderful things be in your future!

    1. Thank you.. I am overwhelmed with everything that has to get done this month, but excited too.

  2. Your school is going to miss you!

    1. They tell me on a daily basis. :) They completely understand at the same time though. We are also having two long time teachers retire this year too. I am going to miss everyone at school but I am not that far away so I may get the chance to visit too.

  3. That is a lot of changes and sending you positive thoughts in all the changes.

    1. Thank you.. I will accept all the positive thoughts!

  4. Best wishes with all of the changes! And, thanks for the info about the printables class. I have been wanting to do this.

  5. Thanks so much for hosting. I shared from both my blogs. Hope your weekend was great and your week is starting fabulous.


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