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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!
This week I have chosen the word Drawing
Drawing has always been a huge hobby of mine. I just blooming love it. Whether it’s a doodle on a napkin or a full piece that ends up in a frame, it just makes me happy. Ironically, back in school my primary one teacher told me I couldn’t draw. Maths was fine, English was fine and I was good at socialising, but drawing? Nope, rubbish. Thankfully it didn’t knock my confidence.
If you read my goals for December post you’ll know that this week has been a little bit of a weird one. For over three years now I’ve been growing a creative business through which I’ve been selling a variety of prints and things, all of my own design. I loved it because it was an opportunity to make an income from my creativity. The trouble with that however, is that it sort of takes the fun out of things. I was always worrying about marketing and numbers and all the stuff that you need to pay attention to if you want your business to do well. It turned my hobby into a chore.
This week I made the decision to close this business and honestly, I feel relieved. Drawing can now return to being a hobby for me. Enjoyable and relaxing, with no numbers attached! Now that I’ve taken this extra work out of my daily routine, I have a bit more free time in the run up to Christmas. I still have a couple of Christmas gifts to organise for loved ones and I think that some personalised drawings might be the perfect thing.
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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