There is no easy way to say this. I feel really bad about having to be the one to tell you. So, I am just gonna come right out and say it...running a knitting business is hard work and worst, your family and friends won't understand what you do. And that can be the biggest factor to your failure if you really let it happen.
So, you want to be a knit and crochet designer. You have great ideas. Magazines and yarn companies are really digging your submissions. You're really killing it! But your full-time gig is really cramping your designing aspirations because it doesn't leave you with enough time or energy to pursue all your ideas and submit as much as you'd like. You think you can really make a go out it, if only you had the time to be able go for it. You have done your homework. You can really make a living at this. You are ready to leap in.
You will hear all sort of stupid comments from the people you love that will make you just want to scream, such as:
- You're just sitting on the couch knitting and crocheting all day, how is that a job, let alone, a career?
- You will never make it anywhere doing that!
- How can you making money doing that? Your job as an Administrative Assistance was a great job with a future, where can this knitting thing get you?
- So, that 4-yr degree and the huge debt you're still paying off was for this? And the debt, what was all that do?
- This is too risky and not a grown up thing to do.
None of that matters!
You don't have to explain what you do in simple terms.
FOLLOW WHAT MAKES YOU TRULY HAPPY!
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