Accountable, that is. In the very, very near future, I plan to embark on three endeavors that are going to require me to have more drive and determination than I’ve ever had in the past. I have a history of saying “It’s too haaaaaaard!” (yeah, yeah, that’s what she said….) and running home to mommy. But enough of that. I need to do things that I can get excited about, or at least that make me feel a little better about being a silly retail slave because I will be MORE than a silly retail slave (and before you tell me I already AM more than a silly retail slave, understand that I am aware of this, but society often really only looks at your job as to what makes you who you are).
I really don’t feel like I can do this alone. And I know I’m not. I have an amazing network of friends and family that continues to grow and to support me and to support me in my growing. In some ways, they have all had a hand in helping me decide my next three steps. I’d actually like to take a moment right now to thank AE for help brainstorming help recently and over the last three years. Without her I wouldn’t have been doing craft shows and I wouldn’t have nearly as many ideas bouncing around my head as I do right now. So what are my plans?
1. Continue to build and push Danger Kitty Designs. It’s not going to be easy. I fell into a rut and I’ve also falling into an inferiority complex what with rejections and really great competition out there. But I decided not to let it get me down. I’ve come up with a couple designs, and I’m going to push forward.
2. Start up a new blog that will render my current two blogs useless. It will be a combination of the two, and I will be making a very strong effort to post Monday through Friday. The new blog will launch April 1, which should give me plenty of time to come up with my writing schedule, layout, domain, hosting, etc. In the meantime, I will probably ramble here with the same frequency (or lack there of) as I always have.
3. Once finances start mellowing out, I would like to start reupholstering stuff and turning it around to sell it. This is my most tentative of plans for a number of reasons. For starters, it requires me to spend money. The other two I can do practically for free given the fact that I have a ton of fabric and a boyfriend who can host my website and help me with the technical stuff. Secondly, it requires me to take up space in my teensy weensy house. If I can’t offload the furniture easily, it will quickly become a burden, and in turn so will I. But it’s still an aspiration I have, and it’s still something I would like to be help accountable for.
So there is it. My plans for the future. What do I need from my readers? Encouragement. Support. Ideas. Promotion. Love. Adoration…. You know, the usual.
One of the perks of my job is that I get to see pretty much every single bolt of fabric that comes in AS it comes in. The downside is I often have to stress about where this fabric is going to go. Right now, I’m stressing. I hollered at my boss to tell him I didn’t need any more fabric, we were well stocked. He said he’d put the rest at my house. Nice!
Okay, he was joking, of course. But I started to think about what I would do if a truck load of fabric showed up at my door, free of charge.
1. I’d quit my job with the hopes that I could supplement my living by selling the things I’d made. I would certainly never have the time to use a truck load of fabric if I were working full time.
2. I’d become fearless in my sewing. No doubt there would be fabric in there I didn’t like. With that, I could practice all the things I’m not sure would work.
3. I’d make more clothes. I’d work on more upholstry projects. I wouldn’t have to make little things just because little things are all I could afford. (Much like Kraft Dinner, I’d keep making little things…)
4. I’d cover the walls of my craft area with fabric so it wasn’t so depressing down there. And change it often.
5. I’d redecorate my house.
6. I’d make a ton of things to sell, and then I’d buy another truckload of fabric with the earnings. Because free trucks of fabric don’t show up at your door everyday…
7. I’d use the rest of my earnings to buy a ticket for Ships and Dip and get the hell out of the frozen tundra for a week.