Monday, June 4, 2012

Moving Forward

Howdy!  My name is Page!  I used to post my fun crafty stuff on this page.  And then life happened and I haven't been around here in a LONG time.  I write posts in my head.  I think about the pictures and projects that I would like to post on here.  I even took lots of pictures and wrote step-by-step instructions to put up a tutorial on here.  But I just haven't done it.  I have some legitimate excuses and some that aren't so legit.  I could tell you how crazy busy life is and why I haven't had time to blog.  But, in reality, I just haven't made it a priority.  And I'd like to change that. 

Back in September I read a blog post written by one of my friends.  It was about dreams and vision.  At the end of the post, she asked some questions: "What are your dreams? What are you doing to make them visions?"  I started thinking about how I would answer those questions.  One of my dreams is to make money with my sewing.  And I haven't been doing much to make that dream into a vision.  Then a few months ago, my husband started reading a book.  In the book, the author asks the question: "What would you do if you were guaranteed not to fail?"  And again, my first answer was - do the sewing business thing for real.  It's been something I've wanted to do for a long time.  I have tried in the past - put time and energy and it's never really progressed very far.  But I'm ready to try it again.  I want to do this.  And if I fail, that doesn't make me a failure it just means that this thing I tried didn't work. 

I'm a little scared.  What if I put this all out there and it doesn't work?  What if I make this stuff that I think is really neat and people don't like it?  But, I'm ready to start conquering my fears.  I'm ready to start putting more time and energy into pursuing this dream.  So, if you'd like to come along with me on this journey, I'd love to have you.  I'm not really sure what things are going to look like yet.  But, I'd love your thoughts and comments along the way. 

Do you have dreams that you are pursuing?  Have you ever been scared to pursue a dream?  Do you think I'm crazy for trying to actually make money sewing when people can buy things from China for pennies?  Do you have advice/thoughts/wisdom for someone trying to make money with handmade items?  I'd love to hear what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!