Do what you love

made with love

I had no idea you were so creative! I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this over the past few years from my dearest friends. I still remember the sting from a comment my husband made about my lack of creativity. It seems to come as a surprise to my loved ones that I spend my days sewing and talking about our craft-inspired life on my blog.

It’s true I am not a terribly artistic person. I don’t have any formal training in my craft. What I do have is a passion for what I do. I have a growing entrepreneurial spirit and am constantly learning how to market myself and my wares better. I have the drive and energy to tackle my work head-on. I have a strong work ethic and am a perfectionist. I am committed to being successful.

Honestly I could have applied these personal traits to any business, creative or otherwise. My point is that you don’t need to be a naturally creative person to run a creative business. All it takes is the seed of an idea. If you’ve seen an opportunity then it could be yours for the taking. Don’t be afraid to try new things, branch out of your comfort zone. Be prepared to work at your craft and hone your skills.

Above all don’t worry what people will think, especially your nearest and dearest. Try not to be discouraged by the naysayers. Not everyone will love what you do and that doesn’t matter. Share what’s in your heart, find your voice and people will listen. If you have found something you love then you owe it to yourself to give it a go. We all have the ability to create. That creative spirit might just need some coaxing and nurturing. I know it’s a cliché but it’s so true: Do What You Love. Love What You Do. Or in the words of Holstee, Do What You Love and Do It Often. Get inspired by this video.