I like to wake up early in the mornings. Actually, this is my favourite time of the day. I just love the feeling that everybody else is still sleeping. I also love observing how the light and colors around me change – how dawn becomes morning and turns into a new day.
My weekdays are really busy. I’m happy to report that by now I’m fully booked. With all the other daily tasks and with spending the evenings with my boyfriend, family and friends, the only real time I have left for myself is the mornings. Early mornings.
I also noticed that usually this is the time of the day when I’m the most awake and capable of getting things done quickly. This is when I work on my patterns, DIY kits, watch useful and interesting videos, and plan for the day.
A big change is that I’ve decided to redo a lot of my older things. My handmade business really slowed down and I want to pause and rethink the basics. Yes, I want to change Big Time. So now I’m mainly working on this – what, how, when, what colors, fonts, design, direction…
I know that this will take a long time. There’s an awful lot to do, and tons of decisions to make. I really want (I really need) a fresh start with my handmade business. And now I also want to be smarter: I want to learn some real basics and techniques before starting the Big Change. I want to be clear about what I’m doing. I want to set the direction and my clear goals before taking off.
Big change? Oh yes. And I’m really, really excited. I’m not joking when I say that this feeling and deep desire keeps me going when I’m really overwhelmed and tired. I want to turn my business around and thrive so badly that this just doesn’t let me stop.
And when I say ‘thrive’ I don’t only mean financially. Yes, of course, I mean it this way too. One of my biggest dreams is to make a living with what I love the most: creating wonderful new things and sharing them with wonderful people. (And running our small scale organic market garden style operation with my boyfriend, but that belongs to a different blog post. :) )
So, long story short, here’s a picture for you:
I named it ‘Inner Fire’. I know that originally this was just some old wallpaper peeling of an abandoned castle’s wall. But I really love it. I love the details and I’m also happy with the colors. It really does remind me of the strongest, unextinguishable inner fire… What do you think?