Jack of all trades, master of none …..

I have often felt I am all over the place. I love to do so many things, but I never completely throw myself into one thing. I love to make jewelry, I love to do the sequins and seed bead stuff, I love to write, I love to take pictures, I enjoy wire wrapping, I enjoy making findings, , and so on, and so on …..

How do you figure out what it is you truely love to do ? I am not really sure. I want to figure out what I am most passionate about. I really do not think you can be very successful at anything if you are doing everything !!! Maybe some people can, but so far, it is not working for me.

I am going to really look at my Etsy data. See what items got a lot of views, and which ones got none, or very few. See if other people are doing well with those items, or are those items just not something people want anymore. That will at least give me some feedback I can use going forward.

I think of a lot of fun things to do, but never follow through because there are so many  I want to do. I get overwelmed. I started playing with multi  media art and jewelry, but left a lot of items unfinished. I am in a constant state of chaos. I need to sit down and go through all my trays and organize them once and for all. I have 14 trays of beads, sequins, seed beads, charms and so on, some new stuff, some jewelry to take apart, some beads, and just a lot of wonderful stuff, just stored on trays. These are treasures to me, not junk, good , amazing , wonderful treasures that I want to use or resell . I need to get them organized. My biggest issue is my shelf that I keep my beads and findings and charms, those two shelves cannot hold one more box. Many of these things can go in the existing boxes, but once those are to capacity, I am in trouble storage wise. I could go up to the top shelf, but then I cannot reach the stuff without a step stool. So, I am going to see what I can do this week to get those trays emptied and organized. I had a yard sale with our two daughters and a friend this weekend, AND had one of the daughters kids all weekend, sold her stuff but she and her hubby were out of town, so my work table is outside still, got to clean the studio out so I can bring it back in, and then this coming week I hope to really work on those trays.

Regardless of the stuff I  have to organize, I need to figure out what I want to do. As my title states, I am a jack of all trades, master of none. Here is some of my many interests

making jewelry,key chains, purse hooks, etc…..

making wine charm sets,

learning stained glass,

copper foil jewelry ,

wire wrapped jewelry

seed bead jewelry

fimo clay beads and pendants,

domino and poker chip mixed media jewelry ,

Stamping and card making,

painting,

drawing,

writing,

photography,

making ornaments out of felt, seed beads and sequins,

doing beadwork on satin ornaments,

gardening,

going to yard sales and thrift stores and reselling things I buy , plus selling my creations and some craft supplies on Etsy and Ebay.

 

I am sure there is something I am missing, but you can see, it is a lot of stuff. NO ONE can do all that and do it all well. Okay, maybe someone can, but most people do one or two things especially well, and other things good, but are not as good at those. I want to do everything, and end up doing nothing. I want to start a You Tube channel and have not even gotten one video up. I have no idea how to edit the ones I have done. Our youngest son has a you tube channel, so he will help, but I have not asked him yet, been busy getting ready for my sale.

So, here are some of those trays, just so you can see what I am talking about !!

 

So, over the next week or so I will be getting started on this mess. So many amazing things and I have no doubt I will find things that I forgot about and get excited about them all over again !!!

I am starting my you tube channel this week, so once I have my first couple videos up I will post about it and leave the link in the post. I am excited about it, it is something I have wanted to do for a very long time !! I put it off because I wanted to lose weight first, but I decided that I could not put my life on hold until I lost weight.  So, I will be doing videos about this entire process as I know there are others going through it and maybe this will help them too !!

But anyway, that is where I am . I am determined to figure out what I want to focus on, but I do think I have to get organized first. I have my studio organized, a place for everything, but those trays are always on my mind . Overwelming me completely !!!

Thanks for stopping by. Any advice is welcome, if you have a blog or youtube channel I can watch and learn from, please post it in the comments !!!

Stephie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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