Do you know that feeling that you get when you wake up from a long nap? That, oh no, what am I doing with my life feeling that hits you the moment you realize it’s only halfway through the afternoon? I kind of feel like I’ve been walking around with that feeling just under my skin for the past few months, and I’m not sure what sparked it, but all of a sudden its bubbling over more often than not.
Last night I did something entirely out of my comfort zone and went to our local Rising Tide Movement’s Tuesdays Together meeting. For those of you that don’t know anything about the Rising Tide, well that makes two of us. But a quick google search tells me it’s a group of creative entrepreneurs that share information and ideas with each other. The idea is that they boost each other up as opposed to looking at each other as competition – pretty neat, but not exactly my scene. I mean first of all I’m not creative… I’m an accountant by day, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Also, I’m definitely no entrepreneur. But (and this is a bit of a stretch) I do now own this little blog and I do want all the help I can get in growing it. So off I went..
It. Was. Amazing. I don’t think I have ever been so inspired. Where I’m from, young people don’t get jobs here. We move away in droves in the hopes of brighter futures for ourselves. Of the few of us that have stayed, more than most are severely underemployed. This is the land of no opportunity. But then how is it that once a month a room fills with bright young entrepreneurs all making a go of it on our little island.
My wheels immediately started spinning, and let’s just say there are some big things in the works for Chronically Blushing. Think photography, etsy, and multiple trips to Michaels and you’ll be getting pretty warm. O.K. I’ll just tell you – Sometime this week you’ll see a new link added to this page: The Chronically Blushing Paper Shop. A small shop where I’ll sell some of my photography as framed prints all alongside an inspirational quote. Perfect for spoonies and non-spoonies alike. With 5% of all sales (hopefully more once I get going) being donated to CanLyme.
Why shouldn’t we find something that we love doing and pursue it with everything we have? What’s the worst that can happen if we do?