Friday, January 14, 2011

Staying True to Yourself

I have so many things to blog about and I have quite a few Etsy sellers to feature. I will put the first one up later today. This topic is at the top of my mind right now. I recently ran into a moral dilemma at my job caused by the owner of the business I work for. My response to it is going to decide whether I keep my job or not. To put this in perspective I started working here in August after being out of work for over a year. I am single and have no back up income and I live in a small town where unemployment is still over 20%. My son recently joined the army and one of their motto's is "do the right thing even when no one is watching". I like that, I think that is a good way to live your life. I also believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity and I try to live my life that way as well. My employer has put me in a position where I can ignore my beliefs and morals and keep my job or live up to what I believe and in all likelihood lose my job. So what do I do? What would you do? I already know what I'm going to do and to be honest I'm really scared, but I know it is the right thing, and at the end of the day I have to live with myself.

I know this doesn't seem to have much to do with crafting and selling on the surface but in reality it does. It has to do with how you conduct yourself in your life and with your business. I believe that if you stay true to yourself you will find success. It may be a long, hard road but it will happen.


  1. I really feel your dilemma, it is not an easy decision to make but you are right to go with what your gut instinct is and being true to yourself. You will be rewarded in the end. Make your intention to follow through with your decision but the outcome to be for you to keep your job, how would that be. Is it possible for to to keep you job and be honest in all your dealings as well. Ask your angels to be with you when speaking with your boss and ask them to help with the outcome that is in your highest regards. Good luck with it, will be sending love and light into the situation for you and let us know the outcome.

  2. Thank you, one of the things I love about getting replies on this blog are the thoughtful responses that show me a totally new point of view.