I very much like the idea of holding onto a single idea and giving it everything you've got.
Having these imaginary spinning plates makes me want to drop them all. It's become impossible for me to accomplish anything because my attention is so divided. Projects are started and abandoned because I can't hone in on what I want it to look like. This is followed by procrastination which just spells disaster. No wonder I feel stagnant.
I'm not sure what the solution is to curing my paralysis. But it seems obvious to just cut my list down until it just isn't a list anymore. I'm leaning towards focusing on one idea, one project, one thing I really want to do. Meaning no juggling with greeting cards, custom stationery, art prints, wedding invitations, craft shows, or wholesales. Would this mean business suicide? Maybe. But my brewing feeling of deadness can't be good either.
I'm keeping in mind that this is all changeable. The great thing about doing what you love and working for yourself is that you decide what's what. Your own rules and own pace. I'm just trying to figure it all out as I go. The loot bag project for instance, my latest endeavour, is beginning to go in a different direction than what I planned. And it may very well be the one pursuit I keep to focus on. I very much like the idea of holding onto a single idea and giving it everything you've got.
I won't be able to make all of the changes I'd like to overnight. But if that were to miraculously happen, then at least you know how and why it did. I'm cutting myself some slack, taking risks and evolving.
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