It has been over a year and a half since I started writing my blog/stories every week. Actually this post is the eighty-third consecutive one and it is time that I admit to myself that I’ve changed my life. I’m no longer designing clothes; I’m now writing fulltime—and I couldn’t be happier.
Don’t get me wrong. I love designing! But what was exciting became an assembly line; what once sold naturally, I now needed to promote; and the part I loved, creating designs, became a smaller part of what needed to be done in the business.
I told myself I didn’t have to stop creating; what I needed was to run the business differently. That may be true, but at the moment, telling myself that is just a way of not facing the fact that I feel embarrassed and very uncomfortable acknowledging that my design business wasn’t a success. I need to admit that it is time to close the business.
Years ago, I mentioned to a friend that I wished I could spend my time showing people how to cook and entertain. Her reaction was “Don’t we all.” I understood that to mean "Dream on." However, at the time, making that a reality seemed near impossible.
The truth is you never know where what you are doing will lead you. I knew I wanted to write a book but I never thought I would write a cookbook much less a series of books—which is my new endeavor.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill
To make the change from designer to writer, I knew I needed to make a commitment. I decided that I would write one story every week. As unsure as I was when I started, I’ve loved every minute of it. That’s why I know I’m doing the right thing.
Thank you for continuing on my journey with me. I so appreciate it!
“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
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