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when my brain stops making sense

Considering I barely left my apartment at all today, it was one of the most stressful days I've had in a while. 
I'm doing this craft fair in Pasadena next week, and I spent the day deciding on my inventory, ordering products, designing print files, and spending lots of my parents' money.  
I don't physically make a lot of my product. I design them and then have a company in Burbank print and ship them for me. They do a phenomenal job and I really love that I'm so hands off of that aspect of my business. I don't have the space to keep the kind of inventory I'd be dealing with otherwise. The only problem is that because they have so many options, many of which I don't use, I have to create individual print files for each option. Add to that the color variations that are inherent in my designs, and I spent a huge chunk of today creating print files. 
Generally, I do these print files on an as needed basis, simply because it's easier to do them one at a time than trying to make fifty or more in the course of one day. When someone orders something, if I don't already have the appropriate file for it, I simply create it and hit print. Doing craft fairs means I have to have inventory, and a lot of it.
Luckily, I have the most amazing parents in the world, and they are willing to support me as I get this business off the ground. I think I would be driving for Lyft a whole lot more than I currently have time or energy for now.  I know people do it on their own due to a lack of support from family, and I am in awe. Truly. I couldn't manage it, I don't think.
Today I placed the orders for all the items that I'll have available next weekend.  I'll also be able to take more interesting photos that the ones currently on my website. Those work, but they're a bit dull.
Basically, all this melted my brain. I'm not used to staring at a computer screen all day. My body hates me for sitting in this hard chair all day at out kitchen table.
So, yes, I will be going to bed in about 20 minutes. 
Please come visit me at the Jackalope Arts & Crafts Fair next weekend on April 25 & 26. It's going to be super cool!
And check out my Etsy shop: Random Oasis before you go!
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