Good morning, Wednesday. Just two more sleeps until I'm back on the market scene, with a two day Halloween extravaganza no less!
I'm way too happy to be part of the Night of Fear Festival event at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert this Friday and Saturday. Vendors are required to dress up, and I'll be selling my children's knits for the first time!
Hope everyone is having a fab week, soaking in the last of October (sniffff).
I never thought I would actually see this day come. It almost seems too good to be true: I'm officially a full time knitwear creator.
I toyed with the idea of attempting to keep part time hours at my day job. My coworkers were very understanding, and agreed to try and make it work...however the longer I thought about it, the more I realized I needed to choose one or the other. Although I did love my job as an Admin Assistant, I couldn't deny my passion for the handmade lifestyle. And so, in a bittersweet moment, I gave my notice.
So here I am on my first official day of self-employment, at the start of a new and exciting chapter in my life. It's terrifying and exhilarating and daunting all at the same time.
My head is full of what-ifs. What if I can't handle owning a business full time? What if people stop loving and buying my knitwear? What if I ending up hating it? What if I don't make enough money? What if I fail?
Luckily I have a number of supportive individuals in my life that keep telling me I won't end up broke, homeless and alone with only my unsold knitwear to keep me warm at night. If I don't like it, if it doesn't work out, at least I can say I gave it a shot.
Here I go, plunging into the maker life headfirst. Wish me luck!
Hello friends, I'm Kelly! I'm a 27-year-old cozy enthusiast who loves creating things with yarn, exploring the beauty of nature, and eating Brooklyn style pizza.