I have been reading a lot lately about opening up my own shop. I have looked all over the internet, read the Etsy series "Quit Your Day Job," and now I am reading Craft, Inc. I have always been one of those people that only do the research. I NEVER get past this stage. And when I do research, I obsess about it. I write stuff down, bookmark pages, e-mail or text myself reminders to read things, but I never really get to the project that I am researching. I need to change that. I have talked about that a lot in this blog. How I need to stop starting things and never finishing them, but I still haven't accomplished that! I guess it is something that I will have to learn. I have been doing it my whole life, so its a hard habit to break.
I would really like to work for myself one day. I really don't see it any other way. I have no idea what kind of career I would go into. I have been into art all my life and working with my hands. The only thing I think I would enjoy would be owning my own business! Especially since I could work from home. But what business to start... I know how to draw, knit, sew, and embroider. I really need to set time aside everyday to devote to crafting. Even if it is only an hour. I need to practice, not only to improve my skills, but really find out what I love doing. I don't want to make this a chore. I've been staying up past my husband at night to study and have had some me time. It has been awesome. I have used it to study for my classes, watch True Blood, and read. Its really a good time to wind down, and its SO QUIET! It would be the perfect time to get creative. The only bad thing is, I'm so tired from the day. I just need to force myself to do it. I know once I start and see my progress I won't mind the tiredness. I JUST NEED TO DO IT!