The final book I’m reading this month (Self Help February) is called “Grow Your Handmade Business” by Kari Chapin. It’s about starting and maintaining a creative business. I’m not quite sure this is something I want to do, but I’m finding the book quite interesting. One take away that I’ve noticed, in “You Are A Badass” as well, is the importance of finding a mentor. This seems crucial in not only a business setting but in life. So, I’m interested now in finding one. I don’t really know where to look or how to find that person, but I think I’d benefit from it greatly. If anyone has some ideas on finding a mentor, please let me know. It’s going to be something I’m actively seeking out.
I’ve also been thinking about what I actually want to do with a creative career. All I know is that I want one. Haha! Yep, I’m reading a book about growing a creative business and I have no idea what that looks like for me yet. It’s weird, it’s like having something on the tip of your tongue. I feel like I’m about ready to burst with the answer, but it just won’t come out. I’ve thought about making blogging or vlogging something I’d like to do, even part-time. I know it’s difficult to start getting paid for these things. Thing is, if I knew truly that this is what I wanted, and if I had a little bit more focus and detail about what my blog or vlog would look like, I would have no problem going after that. Like I’ve said in previous entries, I am ready to work really hard at something, if I only knew what that something was.
Completely unrelated to a creative career, I wanted to give an update on my apartment. The baseboards have been reinstalled, mirror fixed, and the light has been replaced. Of course this happened right after I emailed them. I also was offered a $200 gift card for the inconvenience. Meh, I suppose that’s and okay deal. They are also going to be spraying for the ants on Thursday. So everything should return to normal by the end of the week…FINALLY.
Also unrelated, my mom just booked the hotel and flight for New York. Our hotel is a 3 minute walk from the theater! I’m so excited about that because it will allow me to wait outside the theater to try and meet Sara Bareilles without making my mom and aunt wait around. Ahh! New York here I come!