Before I explain the title of this blog .... LOOK..... When I went out this evening to water my tomatoes in grow bags I noticed the bag moving and look who popped out !! Can you see it? It is just so cute - There must be several in the garden now as this one is tiny! Here is a close up!
Now Wishing or Dreaming...... At lunch time today I was reading an article that said you should stop wishing for things and start dreaming about them! At first I thought this is madness there is no difference but the more I read the more sense it made. We all spend time wishing - wishing we could win the lottery, wishing (as I did today) that the earth would open up and swallow all the annoying people we work with, wishing we were thinner, taller, younger, prettier etc. Wishing gets us no where - it just makes us think about the negative things in life. However if we dream about things, dream about making our lives better, getting the things we want we tend to make steps to make those dreams happen. See it does make sense.
The article went on to say that if you 'let your dream out into the universe - it is more likely to happen'. Now that bit I find difficult to get to grips with. Anyway I have decided to give it a try and see what happens. My dream is to run a business of my own. This would take the form of a combination of three elements under one roof. 1) A textile studio - where I could offer workshops, both my own and those by other tutors 2) A textile shop - that would sell all manor of textile related items (rather like Rainbow Silks) and 3) A textile gallery - where either students or artists could exhibit, and hopefully sell, their works of art.
I have had this dream for many years now and about a year ago I even saw the ideal site for such a place. About 15/20 miles from my home there were a set of barns being converted into 'workshop' units. Close to a main road, so visible, with plenty of parking, easily accessible from the motorway and with really good lighting - huge windows. I would dream about taking over a couple of these units and run my business - I would even call it PUMPKIN STUDIOS - to keep my website name etc.
There it's out into the universe.
I have thought I could do something to make it happen but there are several reasons why I don't and I know that is a cop out but it is really true. I have the skills I'm sure, I have the enthusiasm etc but I don't have the courage to go it alone.I would like to have someone to do this with me. Someone to bounce the ideas off, someone to share the good and bad times and someone who I could support too. Also I don't have the financial support to be able to quit the day job and I don't have the funds to get the idea off the ground. The investment would be great to set up such a business.
Please don't comment and say things like 'just do it' , as it is really not possible right now, or get a grant from somewhere like the Duke of Edinburgh awards for Enterprise - because I have already thought of that and did look into the idea but I am too OLD!! - if I was 18 - 25 there could possibly be the financial support!!