My workday usually consists of serving customers, making class schedules, managing employees, keeping the store clean, labeling products, and teaching classes. Every day an awed customer says to me, “You’re so lucky to sit around and make jewelry all day!” and I laugh inside because it seems that’s always the last thing on my mind! Although it is part of my job to create jewelry, I’m too distracted by the more urgent tasks. But today I took some time to stretch my creative muscle, and boy was it tight! I truly love to create interesting and beautiful pieces with the products we carry, but I don’t dedicate enough time to it. So I am resolving to spend more time diving into new ideas for ways to use the products in our stores…and to just have fun! I know this will help to keep me interested in my customers’ projects and personally knowledgeable about what to do with the products we supply. I’m so thankful to have a work environment that is so creativity-friendly!