So I had a revelation that I just need to start blogging here to make this someday studio become a reality that much sooner.
I am not going to say who I am but I’ll give you some info along the way about what I do now and what i want to be doing someday. It’s 2010 and I’ve got a goal to leave my daytime job and “retire” to self employment by the time I’m 40 (which gives me 3 years). I set this goal for myself about 2 years ago and since then have been trying to figure out what it is exactly that I want to do and what do I need to be doing today to get there.
Well…starting here feels like a first step.
Albeit an anonymous step but and I hope that’s okay for now. I’ve been struggling with the idea of walking away from a successful career that I went to college to initiate and have spent the last 10 years building upon. Okay, but the thing is, it’s no longer satisfying. I’m really sad about this but I just got some inspiration from Kim Werker who came to the revelation that she was not a “finisher”. She sold a successful web based business and walked away from editing a magazine publication once she realized that she was no longer happy. She was no longer challenged, no longer learning and she had essentially turned something she loved (a hobby) into something she could no longer enjoy. She didn’t want to become resentful so she took a leap in a new direction.
I wish I could take that kind of leap but I’m afraid, need I say more? So I am going to explore my thoughts and ideas about venturing out of corporate America and into my own “Someday Studio” here, anonymously. I hope you will join me in this adventure to learn more about myself and eventually take my own leap of faith that will led me to a more happy and fulfilling life of my own making.
UPDATE…It is so ironic to reflect on when I began this blog. About one year after this was posted I was let go from a long term position as a designer and ventured out on my own, not quite ready, not quite 40 years old, on shaky legs but 6 years later I’m on my way to not only running a successful business as a professional organizer but beginning to show my own art again on my own terms. I believe in the power of setting intentions and sharing them with “the world”…what you think and speak have the power to become very real indeed!