I'd be remiss if I didn't elaborate more on my pregnancy; despite being my own boss I still answer to someone and that's you! With that said, I'm due any moment now and I'm quite thrilled, nervous, scared and ready. And I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts and plans on this new phase in my life.
As an artist and jeweler I create for a living but now I'm creating something that will be my most precious treasure and it will change everything. The most beneficial part of being my own boss is that I work from home (most of the time) and I'm so incredibly blessed and thankful for that, I'll be able care for Tallulah and have the flexibility to work in my home studio. Yet it'll be a balance of juggling home life and work life all in the same space.
What changes can you expect with your Eilisain Jewelry orders?
I'm taking three weeks of 'maternity leave' - it won't be official as business never really stops but I will be more removed from social media posts and marketing.
With that said, it will take me a bit longer to respond to inquiries and direct messages, perhaps 2-3 days.
I will of course continue to take your orders, as I've already prepared stock inventory and new one of a kind pieces ready to ship. It may take a bit longer though for select pieces of jewelry. And as you know I'll communicate with you the timeline of your order.
Leading up to the pregnancy it's definitely been a bit of struggle using my hands, which I didn't think would be an issue. No one really talks about the bloated and swelling feeling you can get in the latter stages of pregnancy. As well as being constantly tired. It's been frustrating as I'm used to being able to run around and get things done.
It's a strange feeling carrying another life in your body and feeling the movements. It'll be strange when she's actually born to meet someone that has been in the womb for nine months. I've been reading as many books as I can get my hands on, reread them and imagined what it'll be like holding her and as you'd imagine, it probably won't compare to the real thing. I've compared it to taking a test or preparing for a marathon, you can train and study all you want but you won't know the experience until you actually have it.
Anywho, I wanted to share with you a little bit of what I've been going through personally. And those of you that do know, thank you so much for your constant support and generosity - it has meant SO much!
As always thank you for reading.