Sunday, March 8, 2015
This is a LONG over due post. Not even sure if anyone will see it. It has been a crazy year of life changes for me. When I started this blog I was in the middle of raising 5 teenagers and now my youngest will be 22 in Sept. Wow, Where has the time gone?
My love of miniatures started when my oldest daughter Hannah was just a baby and now she is 25. Hannah will be getting married in Sept. and then will come the grand babies. So much to look forward to right!? Yes!
But along with the good stuff comes some not so good stuff too! My marriage is ending! I'm on my own again. Very scary. I have spent a lot of time soul searching. Really getting in touch with myself again. The things I love. With my confidence gone I move forward…….
My miniatures have been a hobby and that special thing I did just for me. Really has been the one thing, besides being a mother that I felt good at. Worried that now I would have to give them up, I started to look for work. What am I going to do? I've been a stay at home mom of 5 for over 25 years. I made miniatures to sell very part time to pay for things when we needed some extra. Could I do them now and make a living? I tried for a couple jobs and nothing. What about my minis? How will I know if I never try? I decided to try and see what happens. I will be okay. I've been a good person. I don't want a lot. I just want to be able to make it…… By making it ….. a roof over my head, a car to drive, food to eat and enough money to pay my bills. Simple….. life is not about having lots of things, its about enjoying and being grateful for what you do have. I make things with my 2 hands. I love making minis. The challenge to make something that makes someone ask "is that real or mini"? Best feeling in the world.
I'm still very scared. I don't know what tomorrow will bring but I know I will welcome it. Good or bad. I'm happy with myself for going with my heart and trying something that I have no idea will work. Life is too short to not try! Most people think I'm crazy for not going after "a real job". A real job? This is a real job and a lot of work. This is what I know how to do. I need to do this!
My etsy shop never has much in it but it's not because I'm not working hard. I'm working every day and even in the evening too. I try to put 1 to 3 listings in the shop a day. My things sell quickly and for that I'm so very grateful. I will always try for more but it is only me. I have to do everything by myself and thats okay. I take special requests too and those keep me busy too! I will do my best to keep the blog going with pictures of whats new and available. There is a link to my esty shop if you ever see something you like. But just come by to be inspired and enjoy minis like we all always have. This is just a little update…. a place to start.
You have to know that you are good enough and worth it. Believe me I know its scary. Once you believe in yourself no one can steal that love from you.
If you found your way here and read this …..Thank you! Till next time!
Mini hugs and love!