I have been thinking about this blog since last April (2012). Gathering furniture, supplies, paint, etc…thinking and planning, and planning and thinking some more about how I am going to start a small business, build a website, and start a blog.
Those who know me, know I’m an analyzer. Boy can I talk something full circle, and then talk about it some more, then talk it into the ground, dig it back up, and talk some more. I think you get the idea. But I usually jump first, talk later. So why then am I taking SO long to start this blog?
I have painted a lot of furniture
sold a lot
kept a lot
did custom orders
My brother made the comment the other day…..
“Maybe you’ve slowed down because this is something you really want to do and not like the gung-ho whims you’ve done before. Just saying………..”
Gung-ho whims???? Who???? Me????
Wellll….I’m just sayin’…….he’s right. This IS something I really want to do. It is something that is really important to me. And, well, quite frankly, I’ve been a little scared of the what if’s. And that is VERY unlike me.
But something happened two days ago. My son sold his first piece of painted furniture. His design, his effort, his sale! He handled the transaction very well, and I saw a spark in him.
One of the big reasons that I had wanted to get a business off the ground was for my kids. So we could share in the process together. Teach them how to build a business and follow their dreams. Being more excited for his first sale than any I had ever made, made me realize…”Jeanne-It’s time to move forward.” Here is the “what if” I should be afraid of…”What if I don’t get moving?”
So today is the day! My first blog post!
And to add to my excitement… today I am going to visit Fabulous Finishes! I have to make a trip to the Detroit area so I thought I’d seize the opportunity and swing by their shop.
So…on that note….I’m out!