Creating things that believe will sell and be profitable, but also have my unique touch is important to me. While a few of my creations are mine, I often get my ideas from other woodworkers and makers (almost impossible not to), but I always do things in a way where I can use my skills and talents in a unique and interesting way. If I can't, I just won't do it. As I develop products for this years Holiday Markets this approach is proving very difficult. Combined with website issues and hacking of social media accounts, Woodworking is not currently a very positive thing in my life. It simply feels like to much of a "Grind."
Recently, I find myself admiring friends and their journeys they are sharing on Social Media. In a few of these cases, these are people responding to tragic loss or bad situations in a way that I don't believe I could have or would have. While this may not seem to apply to woodworking, it most definitely does. These remind of my goals and plans I had when I started woodworking more than 20 years ago. Woodworking Vacations I wanted to take and collaboration projects I wanted to be a part of. Projects where I can use my Talent and Skill to do something good and be extremely proud of. While it won't happen overnight, I'm want to make a real change. The "Some Day I will..." approach is no longer going to work. It may sound corny, but the people mentioned above have made me realize that no one is promised or owed any more than the current day and the "Some Day" may never come. I don't want to be content waiting for when I have enough money or enough time. I have officially started converting these "Some Day" desires into "This Day" plans.