So I'm taking some more jewelry classes that will allow me to do more with silver. So far, it's really interesting, and it's nice to see that I'm able to get back into jewelry making. My interest in jewelry emerged right before I had to go off my sleep medication last time, and I did kind of wonder if it would ever come back. I was able to maintain my shop, but didn't have the energy to innovate new designs or touch up the photography or anything like that. When you've been alive 34 years and spent a couple of months doing jewelry design, I think it's only natural to wonder if that's something you really enjoy, or just an odd few months. Sleep deprived me doesn't design jewelry. Looks like the fully rested me really enjoys it.
I've been back on my medication for about five weeks, and am to the point where I feel like I have a ton of free time. This is because tasks that used to drag on for hours, like cleaning house, now only take a normal amount of time. I now see how I found the time to make jewelry. In fact, I've been a little bored, which is ideal. Given our second child is on its way, I don't think I'll feel bored again for several years, so I will enjoy it right now. In a few weeks, I will need to go off my medication again, so there will be another lull in my jewelry - I assume, around the holidays.
My game plan is to take this set of classes, then deal with the chaos of a new baby, and once we settle into a new equilibrium, I'll figure out what from these classes I want to incorporate into my business.