One of the things I know about myself is that I have a lot of ideas. I have a lot of good ideas; and that is all that they are is ideas. I write them down and then leave them there. I re-read them a month or two later and then think; “Guess I should do something with this”. I get so caught up in my day-to-day life that I let good ideas fall away. I get caught up in the excuses.
“I’m too busy”
“I’m too tired”
“I don’t have time”
“I’ll do it tomorrow”
I’m sure you can relate. Honestly, this blog is one of those things. I remember starting this and thinking; “this is it.. if I blog about it then I will be held responsible. If I’m having to update and write about it then I’ll follow through.” My first post was 2 months ago. That speaks for itself.
I’m going to be brutally honest here. I have not done as much as I would like to change the situation I described in my first post. I have done a few things; I froze my Facebook account and then I decided I would start making jewelry. One of the friends I mentioned earlier that are successful in working for themselves makes amazing jewelry. I was inspired by this and thought to myself one day.. “I can make jewelry.” I was an art major in college and understand all concepts of design and have a creative mind. So far I have made some pretty cool stuff. I have been wearing it around and have had many compliments on my designs. I will probably keep doing it as a hobby and make it for my friends and I. After doing it for a month or so I’m not sure it’s something I want to do as a career. I feel good about this, because I now know that I tried it and I know that, even though I can do it, it’s not what I’m looking for long-term. What I will do, is sell what I have made at a craft fair or on Etsy and get them money back on the investment. I do not feel like this is a loss, but a step in finding out what it is that I really want. I tried something and now I know, to try something else.
In addition to being creative, another thing I really love is fitness. I am seriously considering doing a Fitness “bikini” Competition that is being held on July 5, 2014. I have about a week to really consider this and see where it takes me. It is something I have always toyed with. In the past I have always said it wasnt for me because I love to eat and I love to drink wine. Committing to this would mean no wine for 3 months and a very restricted diet. That being said, I feel like I need to do something drastic to get me out of my comfort zone. It’s a hard decision to make. I have a lot of thinking to do.