Sometimes I have an identity crises over my blog and shop. I know it's silly, but I start wondering what the point and purpose of it all is. What do I want the focus to be on and what products do I want to make to sell? Is my shop a business or a hobby? Etc. So many questions go through my mind over and over making me feel like I have no idea what I'm doing. And then I feel lost...and then I don't blog at all and even consider just deleting it all. It's too much pressure.
Lately I've been thinking about what the core reason was when I started blogging. Why did I first start a blog? And I realized, I did it because it made me happy. I loved sharing things with my readers, getting feedback, and getting to know them and making friends through our common interests. I loved writing out my thoughts and sharing my favorite things. I feel like I have strayed from some of that. Trying to follow some blogging "rule" that I'm not really even sure where I picked up. Trying to keep myself in a mold and a theme. But I've decided I'm tired of it. It isn't me. From now on I'm going to post whatever I feel like...if I want to write about my day, a new project, my favorite food, or a song that just makes me want to dance...that's what I'm going to do. And I hope you will enjoy it and share your favorite things with me as well.
And when it comes to selling stuff...I'm not sure I have it in me to be a business person. I have a high regard for creative people who can turn their creativity into a business, but for me...I'm just not sure I can pull it off. I love making things and coming up with new ideas. But I'm not a machine. I can't crank out 100 bracelets or fifty pairs of gloves. I have to keep creating new things. I have fun selling on Etsy but it's more of a hobby and a way to may a little extra cash to pay for my yarn/bead/fabric addiction. And what I sell will always change. And I've learned to be okay with that.
What about you? Do you ever find yourself rethinking what you do and why you do it? Sometimes it's good to just simplify and start back where you started. I'm excited about sharing things with you and living my life to the fullest. I hope you will follow along!