Makers Get Real: Day 9~ Hopes and Fears...
I'll start with the fears and get that ickiness out of the way- my list of fears is long but I'll give you the cliffnotes. I'm afraid that my etsy journey won't go anywhere. At the same time, I am also afraid it will grow at a rapid rate and I will be overwhelmed and unable to keep up. I'm afraid that I have been putting in all this work for nothing and that it won't take off. I'm afraid that my parents and my sister think I'm a loser for following my dreams, because in their eyes, this is not a valid career, and I worry that the longer I struggle, the more it will take for them to see me as a buisness owner and not just a kid with a pipe dream or a lemonade stand.
Whew... enough of that ... now my hopes... My biggest hope is that I will find happiness. That I will be able to have the kind of life where I love every moment of what I do, and the kind of financial freedom to do so. If I were to quit my full-time job right this moment, I know in my heart I would be truly happy because I love making and I love every part of it. I love even the most mundane parts of it: shipping, packaging, tagging and making labels. I love designing new patterns and just crocheting the hours away. I love it all. But I wouldn't be able to do it for very long, because I'm just not there with sales yet. And that's ok right now, I know I will get there, but my biggest of hopes, is that I will get there sooner, rather than later. And, further down the line, I hope I can be an inspiration to help others live their dreams, no matter what they are. I'm so inspired by all my maker friends and all of you who have started this challenge. And I hope that I can be just as big an inspiration to new #makers.
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