I used to say that I was going to grow up and be a yoga instructor. After a few years of therapy under my belt I started saying to myself, why don’t I just take alot of yoga classes instead of having to be the teacher?! That gives you a bit more of an idea of my sense of drive. I have it and sometimes I need to reign it in so I don’t make myself crazy.
For better or worse, you know I’m always transparent. Blue Egg Brown Nest is my lovely, wonderful hobby. I get to paint, I get to write and I make some money that I pour into my other hobby of decorating my house. It has been my biggest & best blessing besides my DH & amazing kids. I am a blessed gal.
Every few months I find myself at a fork in the road with a new opportunity of becoming a part of something bigger – a shop. I’m also always asked by out of towners if I have my own brick and mortar. Nope. I work from my home; I get to work from home and after alot of observation of other sellers & vendors, I’ve deduced that this is a real luxury.
If you had asked me a few years ago I would have jumped at the chance – any chance. What has changed for me? I see how much work it would require. I see how much time it would take away from my kids. I know how much energy it would take and money and help.
Some of you out there need to make the money others want to change careers or find a creative outlet.
If you are considering a shop, what would it mean for you? Would it be worth the reward? Would you hire help to run the shop? And to work on the product? Would you have family help? Would you need a nanny?
Who would do your billing? Pricing? Inventory?
For me, I feel so grateful knowing that I can paint with my girls and that one day when they are older they could take what I’ve built and continue with more painting or interior design or architecture or craft. I love that I get to teach them that they have choices by showing them.