I've written before about my struggle with the concept of 'work'. I brazenly wrote about never wanting a proper job in the 'about me' section of this blog. I so wanted to make a go of my crafting. So wanted to spend my life just making and blogging (and selling). When I started this blog my son was 6 years old. I've had a pretty good time of it. I've done a lot of making and continued to write (not as often as I should have) and carried on engaging with the ever growing craft community at a local level and of course all over the internet. I've made a lot of friends. But my son is now 9, my daughter is just about to enter her 3rd year of school. And me? Well I have only gone and got a job.
And what a job. The last couple of years I've kept an eye out and been open to the idea of joining the world of work again. In the last year, between the making and mothering, I have found time for the Bearwood Pantry. This takes up a lot of energy but I'm reluctant to ease off as we still have big plans for our food cooperative and I really couldn't go back to supermarket shopping now anyway. But my family is growing and we need an income boost if we're to ever get the extra living space we need. So when a young internet start-up company called Hobzy advertised not just a job that would suit me, but my actual perfect job, I obviously jumped at the chance to apply. I started last week, and I'll be writing blog posts, engaging with users of the site and running events and workshops part-time. And it will all be focussed on craft! See how perfect that is?
See you soon.
We have an awesome blog at Hobzy too so why not check that out here.