I work in an office. I’ve mentioned it before. It sucks. I’m still set on the goal of making a living (it doesn’t even need to be a lot, just enough) by doing things I love doing. I’ve yet to have the dream beaten out of me by everyone who is happy with ‘normal’.
Eventually I want to make a living writing but I’ve never been satisfied with one type of creation!
I love Society6 for how easy it is but on a downside you could never make money unless you were a professional designer who didn’t mind the website taking the HUGE cut they take. I couldn’t begrudge them because I’ve made some money on the website but I don’t have much control over the product so will eventually take the designs off the site. I want to just print the t-shirts/pillow cases
I designed myself and sell them from home. Hopefully it means I can set up my own little Etsy shop on the side for them and just have a play with being semi self-sufficient. Or at least make a little more spending money because I’m under no illusions I’d make enough LIFE money.
For me just having one job seems a bit boring. Life needs to be about more than sitting doing the same thing day in and day out. I have dreams of setting up a bookshop, however silly that sounds! As well as another store idea I’m working on for Etsy I might eventually have my fingers in enough pies that I won’t need to work in an office any more.
Whenever I tell people I want to do other things they tell me I’m silly, that I shouldn’t throw away a job with a salary. Like that’s what my life should be about. I am well aware I need to make money to live/pay rent/eat/ eat/eat I am not the sort of person who thinks money is LIFE. To me life is about trying to make something of myself, I sure as hell ain’t doing that sitting at my desk every day.
Goodness, this is a pipe-dream post, isn’t it? I only hope one day these posts start being about ‘doing’ rather than ‘talking’.