“You will never win if you never begin.” ~ Helen Rowland
New beginnings are always scary to me. To be honest I have always run away from new beginnings. Maybe it is the fear of the unknown, maybe it is the fear of failure or maybe it is just fear of success. I have had this dream of owning my own Arts and Crafts studio for many years. I always dreamed of having a place that was the ultimate craft room....like Martha Stewart's craft room, a place where someone could come and just create, a place where everything you needed was at your disposal. I wondered if someone had already created that place so I did a search for walk in arts and crafts studios and I was blown away by all of the results! The one thing I noticed is that none of them were anywhere near me in Florida. In the summer of 2010 I decided to book a trip to Austin, TX to visit a few creative places that were opened there and I came back full of inspiration and excitement....but then fear crept in.
Fast forward to the Summer of 2011 and I was looking for a place to move my home office for our other business. As I was driving through the little historic district section of our town I happened to look over and saw a For Rent sign on one of the historic homes that I have always loved. I pulled in and took a tour of the open offices at one point the guy tells me to come outside and look at the garage that had been converted into a studio. I swear to you the second I walked through the doors I heard the angels singing. I knew I had just walked into my dream and I knew I had to do something about it right then and there, I knew I had to look fear in the face and tell it where it belonged....and that was not in my life.
So in September of 2011 a new beginning called The Craft Shack was started and now the Summer of 2012 the beginning of my blog. I am super excited to experience the many new beginnings that are in my future...fear no longer rules my life.
So when you are ready...come on over and visit me at The Craft Shack...it is a little ole place where we can CRAFT and CREATE TOGETHER!!!