Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Guest post: A day in the life of an indie maker
Hi girls! Ever wanted to know what a day in the life of an indie maker looks like? I do! I'm VERY excited to introduce to you my next guest poster, the awesome Samantha from the indie brand Gothic Gala Lacquers! You might remember some of my reviews for her brand (here, here, here and here) and how amazed I was by her polishes. Click to read her guest post!
A day in the life of an indie maker
If you're looking for glamour, you won't find it here. My day starts with me rolling, half falling out of bed and stumbling to the kitchen. One eye half open, the other open but blurry. A cat meowing at me as I try not to trip over him. I feed him then make coffee, must have my caffeine.
As you can see, I'm not exactly a chipper morning person. After 2 cups of coffee and more cigarettes than I want to count, I am finally somewhat functional. Now it's time to answer any possible emails that deal with lost packages or broken polishes. Now I finally get my laptop so I can import new orders...at this point I am fighting off the urge to nap.
2 hours after starting with the candy we are all finished! Time for that nap yet? No? OK then it's off to enter the room of chaos.
This is what I start with everyday, the mess I left from the night before. I clean up and make sure my work area is now suitable to make polish in.
Now, my stomach is screaming at me since all it's had all day is coffee and it seems to need food. This is break time.
Make dinner, watch a bit of TV (tonight's feature, Game of Thrones. Fantastic television for dinner time! :/)
I turn off the lights, make sure the cat hasn't gotten in the room before I close the door. Now it's time for a cup of tea and some Supernatural before starting the day all over again.
And that is a day in the life of this indie maker!
~Get Lacquered Up~