Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Excitingness is Afoot!

Kiiind of excited about life lately. (I know, I know, you are saying, "When are you not excited about life?!" Work with me here! ;o)

Jonathan and I have decided that when I go back to Portland I will be looking for a part time job so that I can spend the other time trying to get more done on my soap. I'd love to be able to just make soap for a living, but that would be a long ways away. ;o) This would also free up my time when I start school again in January. I need to take a statistics class and do my senior project and then I'm done with my Bachelor's of Anthropology. Booyeah! I have always worked full time and gone to school full time, but I am looking forward to my time being used in a different manner. What an adventure it will be! I'm looking forward to not having as set of a schedule as I usually do and having a bit more free time to do the little projects I want to do will be awesome. So, Portlanders, if you know of anyone that needs someone part time, please let me (or them!) know. I'm energetic, love selling things, like working outside, etc. I am flexible! I love tackling new projects. I'll be back in Portland in mid-October, so it also is just in time for temporary, seasonal jobs. Who knows what my new job will be??

I've started to set up more online shops for my soap. They're pretty basic right now, because I haven't had time lately to make more soap, but that is going to change. I have a bunch of new essential oils from one of my favorite Portland shops, Mr. Green Beans, and I'm ready to get busy! Once I have a bunch of soaps made I'll be able to advertise on blogs, which I've been wanting to do for awhile. I also have had plans for a shaving soap and facial bar that I have supplies for but haven't put into effect yet.

One of the things that has been keeping me busy lately is that I've been working another new job! Yes, that is four jobs in Ketchikan right now. I now work at a downtown tourist shop on one of my two days off from the coffee shop and in the afternoons on a couple of other days. I am so, so excited at all of the money that I've been able to put into our joint savings account and my personal savings account. The only money I've really spent lately is on food and going out with friends every once in awhile. Everything else gets funneled into savings.

So this is why I haven't been blogging much lately. Just working a lot and then spending time with friends. Today I'm going to make some Chinook and Rain-Dogg soaps (no link to Rain-Dogg because I've actually only made it once and haven't had a chance to make it again - it is made with Rainier beer and smells like oranges! It's yummy stuff!) and then hopefully go kayaking!

I hope everyone has been having a great weekend!


  1. Sounds excellent to me! I used the shampoo bar this morning - d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.

  2. Yay for exciting new ventures!!