So first off, I want to make an announcement of sorts. I’m not certain I can keep doing Uncustomary the way I have been. I have a strong love for the business and community I’ve created, but after five years I’m still not earning anywhere near what I need to be to be comfortable and it’s a severe stress. I’ve given a lot away for free, and there’s nothing I can do about that now, but I won’t be doing that at all moving into the future. I’m looking into getting a part time job out in the real world where I can bank on some income and pay off some debts. And that means slowing down on creating content online where you’re used to.
That said, every little bit helps. For example, I wanted to still do the Scarf Abandonment Project and zero dollars have been donated, so it’s extremely likely that project is ending. There are a large amount of people in my membership group who got in when it was a one time fee and can’t to contribute a dollar each month via my Patreon for postage. So changes need to be made so I’m not going broke spreading kindness as much as I’d like to. If you can contribute any money to my Patreon account, I’d greatly appreciate it.
In other news, last week I squeezed in one last trip to the beach. We walked on the boardwalk and I stuck my toes in the water and it was really nice. I’m in a bit of a depression right now dealing with all this other stuff, so it’s been hard to get out of the house (or bed) lately, but I’m going to try today.
Here’s what I’ve been into lately…
Pictures from last week:
[Extra Sparkle] * Seeing a school house I definitely dreamed of before * Finding a dirt road escape route to get out of a traffic jam * Thrasher’s fries with vinegar and their aggressive “no ketchup” policy * Getting my picture taken with a low budget Minnie Mouse * Dancing with some drunk people * Playing air hockey * Seeing twin dogs being carried * Sand sculptures * Dumsers for dinner * Turning off the lights while driving down a pitch black creepy road for just a second * Outdoor photoshoot day with Maura * Joe telling me I look like Ellie Mae Clampett mixed with a drunk ballerina * Breaking into the creepy murder house in Baltimore County * Going to the Mabon/Autumn Equinox picnic at the park and seeing Charlotte * Co-hosting the happy podcast with Nick and Dee on Kettle Of Fish * Seeing Steph at Stu’s * Maura baking milk cereal cupcakes * Watching The Goonies
What’s on your happiness list this week?