All Aboard the Entrepreneur-ship!


I have been thinking a LOT lately about working for myself, being my own boss. I was thinking that was the only way I would be truly happy. I want to be creative, but not get taken advantage of for my ideas and designs. I wanted to make my own schedule, and go where I need when I wanted to. I want to see sunshine and not be in a stuffy office all day. I want a day off sometimes and for it not to ruin my paycheck. So, I started to take my side business and hobby for sewing more seriously. I am going to sew and create bags out of re-purposed materials and join the craft fair circuit. It meets all of the criteria of the perfect job I was looking for! So with the inspiration of this cartoon by Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes,) I was motivated to follow happiness, and to quit my day job.

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My new office is my spare bedroom, which has been a craft room since we moved in, but now is my full time place of creative employment.

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I’ve read SO MANY of the Etsy articles on crafters that quit their day job, and it has inspired me. They all talk about how hard it can be financially, but I am confident that with the craft fairs, Etsy sales, and friends buying my stuff, it will work out.

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I can watch movies, listen to jazz, and talk to my fiancée, who is also working from home, in the back yard, as a gardener / farmer.

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I love to scour the thrift stores and antique stores for materials to use in my bag making, like aprons, belts, zippers, and rolls of fabric. A LOT will go to the craft fairs, but check my Etsy for new things.

Happy Dream Following!

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4 thoughts on “All Aboard the Entrepreneur-ship!

  1. Congrats! I love when people put faith in themselves and their ability and go for it – it’s totally inspiring!

    I’m not quite there yet but I’ve started figuring out if it will work for me (or if i would be better to start small and maintain a part-time job to guarantee income while I get my little biz off the ground).

    1. I am still going to wait tables at a place I’ve been off and on for 5 years for a little income on the side, as a cushion so I feel comfortable with the transition. It makes sense to me, so I didn’t feel the pressure financially so much.

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