Life Getting in the Way of Crocheting?By Veronica Smith – 17 Comments
I saw a T-Shirt on a random stranger that said “Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans”. It’s true isn’t it?
I just think things would go a lot more smoothly in my life if there was less of the annoying stuff like cleaning, and more of the stuff that involved yarns and threads – just my opinion. I have such grand plans for my crocheting, I would eventually like to start my own online store selling ‘one-off’ hand crafted items. I thought I’d start with an Etsy or Ebay store first and build my empire from there.
Pipe dreams it seems. Nearly everything I do make is either a gift or snapped up – for free – by an admirer, this is lovely, I have no complaints about people wanting my stuff. However this means no stock is being made for future shop possibilities. I have made a few dollars with stuff but not nearly enough to call it any kind of income. I have these dreams of getting on top of everything and then making my own “job” at home. You know, setting aside time, say 8:00 – 3:00 four or five days a week that is devoted to this endeavor. The only difference between a ‘real’ job and this one is that I will be at home.
This is a good plan however I don’t seem to be able to get sorted enough to do that. Life just gets in my way so I just need to go with the flow because the very thing stopping me from getting my own store is LIFE. So I am going to really enjoy every second of these interruptions that stop my dream of making an income from my wares because I am stressing my way through the best bits of time. If I get my online store it will be the icing on the cake so to speak and just another part of my life journey – a journey crocheted together with yarn.
Has life ever gotten in your way of crocheting? How did/do you work through it?