I quit my day job. It was that ambiguous decision I hinted at last month.
Did I do it to focus on the blog? Does not working outside the home make me some sort of professional blogger? Hardly.
I always had it in the back of my mind that maybe I could grow my blog to bring in enough income to replace the one generated by my job if need be. Well, after two years of blogging (I still need to write up my blogiversary post!), I can safely say monetarily this blog still fits more into the category of “hobby” rather than “profession.” And that’s okay with me.
It actually feels oddly liberating. Like I have permission to try something new and refocus. It’s why we try painting that dated side table that we’ve mentally marked for donation to see if it could work as some sort of plant stand. We see the potential, we see things differently and in a last ditch attempt we try something new.
So what does this mean for the blog? The short answer is, it’s hard to say but things will inevitably change. Spending more time in your home invariably changes the way you live in it.
I’d like to really focus more on documenting the evolution of our home decor and less on crafts (I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again—except for Christmastime, I have a whole slew of holiday crafts coming your way!). It’s what I originally set out to do when I first started the blog and somewhere along the way I got sidetracked.
In related news, I’m also gearing up to launch an Etsy store of prints of my photography and paintings this spring. A blogger opens an Etsy store…I know, I’m a walking cliche!
Not having a traditional job has suddenly restored a latent creativity in me and I’ve resumed creating art for the sake of creating art. I’m excited and equally nervous to share my store with you.The store will be called // TAKK TAKK TAKK (which is the sound of art being nailed into a wall, get it?). I’ll be sure to have some fun giveaway that coincides with the store launch so keep an eye out for it!
All this to say that I’m thankful for your readership, your comments and for this community. I’m excited for what is to come next and because this blog is a modified reflection of my home life I’m excited for what I’ll have to share with you. Cheers!