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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Words To Live By or at Least Be Inspired By!

Hearing many times to make your job your passion or find something you love doing and try to make money at it, well sounds easy enough but shopping, painting or baking cookies(really?) How i could make money at that. I didnt realize what that meant or how to do it. I started off going to school to be a Nurse, then a School Teacher and all the while not totally thrilled about it,but figured i was suppose to go to College and get a degree make everyone proud my husband, kids, parents & friends all the while sitting in class wishing I was home with my kids or feeling guilty for not going on a field trip or so worried about who was going to make the cupcakes for the classroom party and knowing i would need to study myself. Well in this joureny what i realized was What i absalutely loved the most was creating, either cupcakes for the school (trying to make them the most unique the class ever got), or bringing snacks for Cheer and wanting the snacks to be packaged so cute that everyone would remember them or finding that piece of dirty, worn furniture & fixing it up with paint, stuffing, fabric and standing back to see the results, well that is what i get so excited over each and everyday. Sometimes what you Love Most is right in front of you and you dont even know it.
So with that said, I found a way to sell my creations my fixer ups, my loves that i become so attatched to at a little shop called Melange, i started small scared nobody would like my stuff, then moved to two spaces always longing for more space,& then moving across the street to Not Too Shabby where i grew bigger and learned more. Well i have found this Passion, this Love for re-finishing,creating, making and sharing ideas so much that i really needed to be on my own & opportunity came up for me to do so..
So My Words to live by are find what you truly love, what truly makes your heart skip a beat, what makes you not sleep at night because your so excited to get up to do it, AND then (Make what you love most, What you do Everyday!)...
After 7 years of part time college,thousands in fees,books I finally found what I love the most..

11 comments:

  1. Great story and true! Good for you!

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  2. You know, my husband has always said that it is such a blessing to be able to make money doing something you love and it's so true. It happens for very few people. I am so happy for you and your treasures are so awesome. I enjoyed your slide show at the top of your blog. The only downside is that you live so far away from me.

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  3. It's funny how it takes time to find what we love to do most! =) Thank you for your sweet comments and by all means if I inspired you to make something for your Etsy shop - sell it there! I feel like that's what blogging is all about - sharing ideas and having others run with them! =) You inspire me too!

    Too bad we don't live closer, we could have craft night at my house!

    Jeanine

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  4. You said it all just perfect! I cant wait to see what the future holds :0)

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  5. Good for you!!! Look forward to seeing what is next on your journey :)

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  6. First...I adore your blog!!!! So much to look at...LOVE!

    Second, this post is fantastic. You said it all so well. My career or life in general is certainly not on the path I thought it would be, but I have been open to the opportunities that have come my way and am following my dreams and finding my true loves and passions along the way. I am a new follower!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  7. Hey there! Found you on Holly's blog. I love the miniature corkboard. What an adorable idea! I can't wait to browse your blog... new follower!

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  8. I think this is such an important post for all of us. I, too, spent years going to school and working in corporate America before I found our that I hated working in corporate America. What I really love to do......is making somethng out of nothing, and I'm doing just that.

    Blessings,

    Jo

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  9. You must be chin high in paint jobs. Anyway, just wanted to pop over and say Hi. I miss your visits. You need to come visit me and see my little kitchen redo!

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  10. So happy to have found your blog and what a fun place it is to visit. You have such variety, I love it!
    I enjoy upholstering too and always get a buzz once I finish a project.
    Feel free to visit me sometime:o)
    Angex

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  11. I love your little shop, I'm so jealous...I would love to have a brick and mortar store, what fun. For now, I'll just have to be satisfied with my online endeavors. I too started out in nursing school { urged by my parents } I always new I wanted to do something in art, so I later went back for graphic design....loved it and graduated at the top of my class. I will always encourage my children to do what they love. Good for you for finding what you love and making it a reality. I'm a new follower also.
    Take Care, Carrie

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