Have you ever thought of what you would do for a living if you could do what ever you would like, without taking risks and finances into account?
I have… and of course this “dream” job has changed over the years; as a 12 year old I wanted to fly fighter jets…but I gave up that dream when i found out you need 20/20 vision. Then shortly after I wanted to be a pop star, and that lingered for quite some time. In high school I wanted to become a tourist guide and travel to far-flung places…
In my adult life my dreams have always hovered over health and fitness related professions, until recently.
Right this very minute I am dreaming of my very own cozy yarn shop with a little cafe. Yarns in all the colors of the rainbow, in all fibres available packed to the rafters. A cafe with muffins a la Sprigs SA and a knitting club of course!
I love to create things, when I was younger I used to draw… But I think I made my last sketch in 2005!
About the same time I started to knit. I find it so relaxing and at the same time challenging. There is always something new to learn. A fantastic hobby to have, where you can get a fabulous and useful end product. Although it doesn’t always work out like that. But don’t forget practise make perfect!
AND some useful studies has proved that it can lower your blood pressure and get you to the same relaxed state as if you were doing yoga. Not bad if you ask me.
I went to my first ever knitting workshop recently, I really enjoyed it. And came home with a few new tricks to my repetoire. My teacher for the session was Zelia, she got crafts in her blood, she sews, knit and crochet, and I’m sure many other things to that. Very inspiring! If you want to see any of the things she made, pop over to her blog; http://zstitchin.blogspot.com/
I have a feeling that I am not the only one who want to make a living out of a hobby I love…
What’s your dream?