I thank you for all your kind words.
I think I just need some fresh perspective....and some sunshine.
It was lovely here today, in the 30's, but not much sun.
My goal was to finish the tote bags, and get all 20 of them on my web site, with prices and numbers.
And I did.
You can see them HERE.
Two of them are gone already!! But I do have more on the loom, and I will be trying to keep the page full.
Finding places to hang them all in the studio is a project in itself.
I think the answer to my quandary is found on quiet days like this. I was very focused, and got a lot done, things I wanted to get done. I was very satisfied with the results.
Yes, I have created a successful business. I think it has a life of its own, and if I just do what I love,
the rest will happen, or not, exactly the way it is supposed to.
It is, as you suggested, more about what I DON"T want to do, what I don't like, what does NOT move me. Those things can be dealt with, one at a time. Then the things that I love will get their due.
I know for sure that I am not going to jump through hoops to do custom orders.
I am going to have a sign made, "Custom Orders Considered".
Key word: considered.
I have told DH that we are doing this winter thing differently next year. I hope he is thinking about it, because I am serious.
Even though I am not your typical 'retiree', there are still some perks to being retired that I think I have earned, and so has he.
I want to MISS out on some of this winter weather. I want to GO somewhere for a month, or two, or three. I can weave anywhere, and I will not let the business I have created run my life.
And there is plenty of time to figure it out by next fall.
When I was done putting bags on the web site, I finished a rug. I mostly did it because it was on the loom in the old kitchen, where the windows are facing south. Every now and again, the sun came out, for a fraction of a minute.
But I had a "Walkin' on Sunshine' rug, and that helped.
Now for the Super Bowl, which does not interest me. So I guess I will find something else to amuse myself.
Not hard, not hard at all.