Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Feeling great!

So I wanted to update everyone who has been following my journey! (And thank you to everyone for your notes, convos, post comments, etc;....truly appreciated!)

I am feeling great! :-)

I was finally cleared by my surgeon and physical therapist to resume all my "normal" activities, including hammering silver! I feel so lucky that my breast cancer was detected so early and I was able to avoid chemo, which would have greatly prolonged recovery and getting back to normal.

I am working on building inventory now, so when I reopen in May, everything will be ready to ship, as always!

If there is one lesson I have learned through all of this (other than keep the faith), it's get your priorities straight!

So once I do reopen, I am thinking about being open 4-5 days a week, and then closing on weekends. This way I have plenty of time to create quality work, and my health and family life do not take a back seat to getting orders out.

All orders placed while my shop is "open" will be mailed out before I "close" shop on the weekends, so my customers will get the same speedy shipping from me!

(I just can't seem to turn off my "shop" brain on the weekends with orders coming in, and I end up working all weekend to not fall behind.)

I'm looking forward to reopening, so let the new journey begin......


  1. Tracy,
    I'm SO happy to hear you are feeling great and are ready to resume doing what you love! Very smart idea to do a little less of it though and make more time for yourself and your family. What's that saying that no one, when reaching the pearly gates, says "I wish I had worked more."
    Wishing you all the very best!

    1. I totally agree. I think of that same saying all the time! Lol I know for sure I'd never regret making sure I spent quality time with the family my top priority. So great to hear from you!

  2. Hi Tracy! I just wore my cute tiny heart necklace I ordered from you a few months back right before your diagnosis and thought of you and wondered how you were doing! This is great news and I'm so happy that you are feeling well and can get back to doing the things you love. All my best to you!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! :-) So glad you are still enjoying your tiny heart!

      I really am doing great and will be reopening my shop any day now. What a crazy time it has been, but I feel blessed that everything worked out as well as it possibly could have.