I'm back! Portland was great, I will post some photos soon...the drive home was long and there was a lot of settling in to do last night (think getting locked out of your apartment and finding a fridge full of rotted food!)...so there was no time to upload photos.
Have you ever checked out the Storque's "Quit Your Day Job" feature? The stories are so inspiring....I read these when I need motivation.
I really want to quit my day job and run Kopah full time. It's always been my dream to own my own business, since I was little. My grandma used to send me boxes of stuff like pencils, erasers, candy, in large quantities and I would sell it at school (sorry grandma!), so the desire has always been there. My mom says I get that from my dad!
While I want Kopah to be successful and eventually support me (and as long as I'm wishing for stuff, to support Mike too!), it's so hard to stay motivated. I work full time and when I come home all I want to do is relax, not think about another business. It's so hard trying to find a balance. While Kopah is nowhere near being able to support me, I still think/dream about it every day. I find inspiration by reading Etsy success stories. It keeps me motivated and inspired to keep working at it, even when I want to give up! I have so many ideas floating around in my head and so many things I want to implement and I have to admit that laziness often takes over. Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy! I think I need to make myself more accountable, hold myself to my goals...not only find inspiration, but keep it!