Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Do What You Love

As my weaving buddies ready for their first-ever booth, I watch from the sidelines, their cheerleader and supporter.  I love to weave as much as they do, but I have already followed my bliss.  I have gone down the road some of them have just embarked on, finding out what one loves to do, and trying to make a living at it.
  I've always loved to bake, and it was natural that I should try to make a buck at it.  But this past summer has been long and difficult for me, trying to keep the love alive.  Sometimes, my love has waned, and I've taken to daydreaming about what else might make me money while keeping the mortgage paid.
  When my fellow weavers started talking about having a website and a blog, going into the business of weaving for a living, I shook my head firmly no.  I know how hard it is to jump into a new career, how difficult it can be to put a price on one's creativity and passion, and I'm still waiting for that money to catch up to me.  If it's following, it had better hurry up!
  But my love for pastry was given a little boost yesterday when I interviewed two women who are at the beginning of their careers, full of the power of loving what they do, ready to take the world by a storm with a little chocolate, flour, eggs and sugar.  Very different from each other, they both wanted the same result:  to spend their lives doing what they love.  I will make them both offers by the end of the week, and hope they join our team.  Maybe one day, one of them will take my place, when I finally find that next career.
  Good luck to my fellow Center weavers!  Keep following your passion!  Here's hoping the money will follow you!
Happy Weaving!


LA said...

Yippee!!! If you are hiring someone, that means that you won't have to work such LONG hours, and you won't be so tired, and that you can be at the Center on Tuesdays!!!!!! I miss seeing you! And, if I make enough $$ to support my fiber habit, that's all I need!

Tina J said...

I am not sure what I am doing it for! So far, It hasn't been very successful. I do however love the doing of it, I also like the creative part of it. We shall see if I ever get to the level that Carol has gotten to. I think I would have to kick it up a couple of notches. After 40 blankets, I am still not tired of them, that is encouraging.

I also love Chocolate.