Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Other Side Of TechnoWitch

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Lest my readers think I am a total geek (given my love affair with technology and my new Blackberry Tablet PC), I inform you that I've also invested some of my tax refund money in my simply witchy style - this vintage tea dress is one of the gorgeous gowns now on their way to me. I'm so anxious to wear them! Definitely and elegantly witchy. I'm just purring with delight.

My New Toy - I Mean Business Investment

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My newest business investment is just pure awesome! It's a Blackberry Tablet PC. I've bridged and synced it with my Blackberry Smartphone and downloaded some business apps onto it. Got this cool (custom designed for the Blackberry tablet) convertible black leather case for it too. It's such a sleek professional tool - I just love it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Cost Of Success

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Ohmygosh, I have 15 open orders from my shoppe waiting to be filled. Last week there were 21 open orders, and as soon as I filled several of them, new orders came. Some of the orders are rather large too. All I do anymore it seems is work, either at my day job or in my shoppe.

I'm really glad my shoppe is now making a modest profit after only 6 months of new business startup (since startup August 2010 while I was unemployed, with a taxable profit for the first quarter of 2011) and growth investment (as many new businesses can go year after year following startup without any profit), but I had to remove a substantial number of items from my inventory just so I could keep up with the pace of sales while working full time.

I think I'm going to focus my existing inventory a bit more and create some new candle lines a over the next several weeks. I've ordered a dipping vat and will soon be offering hand dipped shabbat taper candles handcrafted with premium certified kosher soy wax. I have some really cool ideas on my agenda for future growth and development.

I love my shoppe so much and the investment I've made in it toward growth and development is finally paying off! I'm making a profit now - the first quarter of 2011 is the first quarter I've had to actually pay any quarterly business income taxes. I've never been so happy to pay taxes in all my life! Yay, I'm making a profit now!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Unique Paths Through The Sea

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In both Jewish Midrash and Talmud, Rabbinic tradition tells us that each Hebrew tribe walked its own path (netivah) through the Yam Suf (Red Sea, the Sea of Reeds) at the Exodus, and that to accomplish this, the Sea actually parted into twelve unique sections to accommodate the uniqueness of each collective tribe within Klal Yisrael. Now, as a Jewitch, this is an interesting tradition to drill down into. If, as the Rabbis teach, the Sea can part twelve times to accommodate the uniqueness of each Hebrew tribe within the Klal, then the Sea can also part the unique path for me (and likewise for every individual) to accommodate my unique Jewish path as a Jewitch within my tribe and within the Klal.

So mote it be, אמן.

Read an article about a few other Jewitches: Nice Jewitch Girls Leave Their Brooms in the Closet

Sunday, April 03, 2011

A Hauntingly Beautiful Song

A hauntingly beautiful song.

Dare to be true to yourself.