Is it time for a Railroad Switch?
I need a new water cooler to hang around. In talking to myself...yes I really do that...several questions keep coming up. Can I really do all things well? What is my motivation? Sometimes all I really want to do is bake bread. Or decorate my mantel. Or play a game. Or paint for fun. Or plant a garden. Or write a story. Sometimes the pull to do other things than fashion jewelry is very strong. Sometimes the idea of heading to the studio makes me feel sick. Light bulb. Time to process and re-evaluate. At what point did my train head down the wrong track? With the pressure to succeed and the power of social media I am keenly aware of what "everyone" else is doing. We've talked about this before. That bloody two edged sword. I am so easily sucked into the comparison game. It's one I have played since I was a child. I'm good at it, dang it. But it's not the water cooler I yearn to linger around. I work so much and so often. I have my small people around me and I'm with them, but am I "with" them? Usually I'm thinking about what I need to do next to sell more, promote more, make more. Please don't misread me, I love my job. I love making jewelry. I love FIRE. I delight in the creative process.
We talk creative ideas. We encourage each other in our passions. We get excited to hear who won that riveting game of Uno last night. We want to know what you're concocting for dinner tonight. We have remedies for toothaches and cramps. We are community. We celebrate each other. We hug more. We like each other....welcome, I like me here...in fact...I like you here too... xoxo, lisa
| Posted on October 28 2011