Quarantine Life and Etsy Shop

Seven months have passed since my last post on this blog. I’ve been busy lately and now that I have some time to spare, I decided to give this blog a fresh look and realised I miss blogging so much!

So here’s a little update about what has been going on with life so far. We all know 2020 has not been easy with the whole COVID-19 situation. During this stay-home period, I’m really grateful that my job doesn’t require me to go out and commute to work. I‘ve been working from home even before the pandemic struck and I’m used to being isolated and spending time at home 24/7. Still, I can’t even begin to imagine how tough it must be for those caught up in the fallout of the current circumstances.

Just like everybody else, I’ve been spending a great deal amount of my time at home. I usually go out on weekends for shopping, dining or visiting a dog park. Now I don’t. With all of the uncertainties at play, I picked up too many projects because I was worried of what might happen if I didn’t. Although I like my job, I’ve had my share amount of stressful times because some projects easily ate up my after-work hours and even needed me to work on weekends.

During quarantine time, many people use the time to organise their home, start a new fitness goal or just to take a break. I couldn’t do any of those with a lot of tasks piled up on my to-dos. My workload was crazier than ever but I thought to myself that I should be thankful I still had things to do while many are struggling with losing jobs. I overexerted myself and was exhausted everyday.

I barely had enough time to rest and I found it difficult to fall asleep at night when I’m feeling overwhelmed. Even so, I picked up a new hobby of making stickers in that teeny tiny free time I had left on my hands. It was therapeutic for me. It was the only thing that somehow helped me cope with the stress from overwork. I quickly became addicted to creating more and more stickers and when I shared the snippets of it on my Instagram stories, some people reached out and asked me if I had them for sale. Because I LOVE MAKING THEM SO MUCH and that I know people may love it too, I decided to open an Etsy shop to sell it.

It was during global COVID-19 pandemics so I didn’t have huge expectation from my Etsy shop. I just thought it might be nice to get something in return for my time and hard work to keep it going. It makes me really happy when other people enjoy my art and it motivates me to keep on creating. Here are some of the best selling stickers on my shop so far:

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE of my stickers on my Etsy shop (LittleCY). I will continue to add more designs as I go so feel free to check back often!

I’m not as busy as I was few weeks ago as I sorted out my schedule and didn’t take as much projects anymore. This gives me more time to take a break and relax for a while. I started drawing for myself even more, creating more and more stickers, taking a better care of my well-being and finally catching up with much-needed sleep I longed for.

I plan on continue blogging too. I have lots of photos from my last January trip to Taipei that I wanted to document here and I’m so behind. Here’s to taking it easy and making up for lost time.

I hope everyone stays well and safe despite all that’s still happening.

Carolynn

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