So you if are reading this you get that I have a blog. And if you are reading this you probably also noticed the name of my business is Type A Press. The Type A reflecting my (occasional) bit of obsessive need to do things perfectly.
When I heard that Design Love Fest was bringing Blog Shop to Portland I got out of my comfort zone and signed up. Wah hoo!! What better way to improve my blog and fulfill my desire to do things "right", than to learn from those that have already figured it out?
I got the support and encouragement from friends and husband to make the investment in my business by taking this workshop. But, I also didn't want to feel guilty about the registration fee. I have six weeks until the workshop. Six weeks to beg, steel and borrow (i.e. work my ass off) to bring in more money to Type A to offset the investment. But, I'm also not opposed to doing things I wouldn't normally do to show how serious I am about taking my business to the next level.
We created this jar to keep my eye on the prize and to have a place to stash my pennies.
The idea started as a joke, but then soon turned into a challenge. I took bottles from my office lunch room (I work in a print shop with mostly men. And we all know about office lunch rooms. And men...disgusting!) and my co-worker brought in his nicely washed out stash of water and beer bottles for my Blog Shop fund.
Yeah...I hadn't returned bottles in a while. Gross!
$8.60! And in need of some serious hand sanitizer. We figured that I needed to come up with $16.00 per day until the workshop to equal the registration fee. When it was broken down like that it didn't seem that overwhelming. I combinded the $8.60 with the $12 and change I had scavenged from co-workers and reached my first day goal!
I will keep posting on my progress and the fun ways we come up with to fill the Send Chelsey to Blog Shop jar.