- Apr 5, 2017
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You could go on the radio and talk about how you like to give yourself away, a very Christian thing to do, right? Kudos to you for figuring out the difference between doing something you love because you love it versus turning it into a business. Turning soap making into a business could easily suck the joy out of the process that you now love. My first job during high school was working in the pet shop because I loved animals. I was disillusioned when I finally grasped that in the shop, animals were . . . Merchandise! As a career counselor I used to have these discussions with clients all the time. We may be better off to work in a job with a dependable paycheck in order to pursue activities that we love outside of work. Back to the radio, talk about what you do with your soap and the friends you have made because of it. The soap is a creative outlet, but it is also the vector to connect with people.Cleaned up and stamped soap. Reorganized curing rack and gathered end pieces and scraps and ugly soap to take to work. Freed up 2 shelves for more soap….
I’m now stressing though… the group I usually give my soap to wasn’t at the hotel tonight and a lady I’ve dealt with before with a community initiative through a church stopped at the desk and I asked if they wanted the soap. Now mind you this is end pieces and a few batches that seized and I don’t like. She asked me if I did this as a business, it was such pretty soap…and I told her no & all the sudden she’s gonna be in touch. Something about a radio show and asking if I’m Christian. I’m scared! #1 I was thinking in my head… I have much prettier soap at home, I don’t like talking to people let alone strangers on the radio and she’s gonna make me work for it. It’s not going to be my therapy anymore! Lol! I’m getting way ahead of myself but she’s still stressing me out! Giving away soap is becoming a real issue for my antisocial self!