Hi friends! I’m home in California now and trying to get back on track. It has not been easy. I don’t recommend going to Hawaii
for two days. It was quite the tease and has me wishing we didn’t leave, at least not so soon! The weather was beautiful, the wedding was amazing, and we quite frankly worked our asses off. I can’t wait to take a look at the footage! Right now though, my main focus is my shop. It is prime time for Valentine’s Day orders and I’m so amazed by how busy I have been!
When Valentine’s Day has passed and I have some time to think, I plan to take a break and focus on where I want my business to go. I want to sit down and fill up my notebook with the ideas that have been filling my head lately. I want to plan for the day that I run my business full-time. I understand it’s a big goal. I understand it’s not going to be easy. But I need to live happily and I need to be passionate about what I do for the rest of my life.
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The thing is, I will never have that light bulb moment, that realization, of “today is the day that I’m going to quit my job because my business is as successful as needed for me to make a living”. That’s never going to happen because I currently don’t have the time to develop my business to that point. I have 20 business ideas in my head right now, but no time to follow through with them. No time to make the extra effort. That’s why I feel the need to take leap of faith, jump in head first and go for it. However, most people tell me that’s not a good idea. :]
I know a lot of you are self-employed, or perhaps aspiring to be, like myself. I’d love to hear any advice, words of wisdom, or stories of your own! How did you know you were ready? Or did you ever know for that matter? xo JA
P.S. Happy February! Say hello to my new sponsors over on the right! ;]