Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I have a dream.
I dream that I will one day live off of my creativity.
I dream of working for myself. Of filling my days doing what I love. And getting paid for it.
I have another dream.
Of opening up an Etsy shop.
Now I know some of you are thinking, "Seriously? It's not that hard. Just do it." Well, I'm here to tell you that it is that hard. Maybe hard's not the right word. But it certainly takes a lot of work, time & attention to detail. Every little step seems to take a million other little steps. I've come a long way, but I'm not quite there yet.
The other night, after a tireless day of prepping & organizing for my shop opening, I realized that it just Was Not Going To Happen that day. So in an act of desperation & frustration, I decided to breathe. (sigh) And then I had a conversation with my wise self:
"Am I really meant to go down this path? Am I really meant to live off of my creativity or am I just meant to live creatively?"
And my wise self said to me, "Yes, of course you are dear. Live what you love and the money will follow."
"Well then, why does it seem so impossible? Why does it seem so impossible?"
"Because it is. If you make it so. And besides, you wouldn't appreciate it so much if it came easy. Now would you?"
"So what now?" I asked.
And my wise self wisely said,
But most importantly, FINISH THINGS."
And with that I went to bed.
Today’s post is part of a brave blogging link-up LIV LANE is hosting for the courageous students in her How To Build a Blog You Truly Love e-course.