597 days, or 1 year, 7 months, 17 days to go.
Exercise goal: to walk 1000 miles on the treadmill
0 miles today, 989 to go (Pool day)
- 10 things from a drawer.
- Large bag of stuff from garage, including 4 large plastic jugs I had saved for some reasom!
I must be crazy!
I was lying in my nice warm bed last night thinking about going fulltime RVing and started to think about my life as it is now. Where I live, my workspace, and the peacefulness of my life.
I thought I must be crazy to contemplate giving it all up.
I am an artist. For over thirty years I sold my work at local Art and Craft street shows. They are an incredible amount of work, but for years they were the best way for me to show and sell. People would see my work, and if they liked it and it fit into their life, they bought it. My income was low, but my husband always made a good income so anything I brought in was "extra." It was enough to help the kids with college expenses. In some ways it is a self-supporting hobby more than a job or business
About ten years ago my husband built a Web Site for me. animalhead.com And eventually I was able to stop doing shows and sell exclusively thru the web site. They see my work, and if it fits into their life and they like it, the buy it. BUT I don't have to set up on the street every other week and carry finished work in inventory. My income is small, but it does help pay for my health insurance.
When we bought our house twenty-two years ago, one of my priorities was to have a studio room. That I have! I also have lots of other space and garage space for the storage that I feel I need. Many of my artist friends have far less room. My space is perfect for me.
The location of the house is beautiful and easy to get to. We are in the Santa Cruz Mountains and are surrounded by forest. But at the same time we are very near a major highway and it only takes 10 minutes to get to town. Craig still works part time at one of the many computer companies in the area.
I’ve had customers who upon getting out of their cars, look around and say things like “This is a bit of paradise.” Or “You are so lucky to live here.”
I know that. But I’ve been here for long enough and I want to make a change.
I must be crazy, but my heart is in this and I can't let the idea go.
We shall see ...