Tuesday, January 5, 2010

{worries and risks}

UPDATE! I just bought my Blissdom ticket! yeowwwwwwwwwww =)

Original post:

Saturday night, when we returned home from Michigan, I told Zack and if Gussy got any bigger then I would definitely be lacking in my housewife skillz. And I have mad housewife skillz. I think he was scared.

Actually, I might be scared. Some times I blank out and can't believe that Gussy is Gussy. That I am Gussy. I can't believe I'm typing these words right now, either. Recently, I have been chewing on the thought of attending Blissdom 2010. Then I looked at what it would cost for me to go. Then I looked at my Gussy business. Then I looked into attending for another few minutes.

Are you going to Blissdom? There are soooooooooooo many great people going that I want to meet. I have to meet them! :) But I have to be patient and sit quietly while God shares His plans. It is hard to tell today what my final decision will be. I know I want to go, so super badly. But I'd also like to have a few more Etsy sales before committing because like I mentioned above, I haven't been planning on going. Weird. Wouldn't it be "funny" if I went, even though I didn't plan? Because that would be SO not like me :)

I am a gal of security. I like to be confident. I like to plan ahead {although nowadays I don't plan too far ahead. Things can change fast!} I like to play it safe. However... when I first started Gussy {and even some moments today} I wasn't able to play it safe. Being Gussy required a lot of risks. To make it work I had to be risky. At the time I didn't realize the magntude those risks could have, but now they are unfolding beautifully before my eyes. Some times I get a little nervous about all this... Where will Gussy take me?

More like where will Gussy take Gussy?!

However, with all the risk-taking there is no doubt I'd do things differently if offered the chance. I have too much love for my sewing machine and The Sweat Shop to stop and drop. Sigh... I am in love.

So. Still working on attending Blissdom. Still working hard to keep The Sweat Shop going full-time. Still working hard to focus on God and His plans than my little worries that come and go in a flash.

I have to stop typing now and cut fabric. Gussy needs to shush and sew :)



Alyssa said...

I'm not going but Jennifer (McKinney - don't know how well you know her, don't know how well you know her) is going and is even speaking! I think it sounds like a ton of fun! You should totally go! And the rest of us who aren't going can live vicariously through you!

designHER Momma said...

I'm not going this year because I have a 6 week old baby, but i went last year.

You must go.

It would be so fab. for your business, and you would meet the most amazing, beautiful and creative women in the bloggy universe.

I'm so sad I won't be there!

Michelle said...

I'd love to go to Blissdom, but the cash flow isn't what it was, say, a month & a half ago. ;)

Gussy's gonna be alright...the gal & the store. You've got it all together, girl...will you be my etsy mentor? I'm dead serious about opening a lil' shop.

Meg said...

It will all be alright, trust in the Lord and he will help you choose your correct path(even though I think that He already has). Good luck and take care! I hope that you get to go to that conference, it looks great and just for Gussy!


kaylin rose and mara anne said...

i would love to go, but the money is not there this year...so i don't think i can make it happen.

i have the same worries about my etsy shop too...i want it to be bigger, but i don't know how to make that happen and i am a little worried that if i did, could i keep up?

you will figure it out, just listen to God.

Melissa said...

Awe. I love this post! I wish I could be like you when it comes to planning, I either over plan or don't at all... LOL! And good luck with Blissdom!

Meredith said...

I think you are totally doing the right thing by going!!! It will be so amazing for your business!!! Trust your gut and listen to what God is telling you!! I'm excited for you!!!!

designHER Momma said...

good decision. you will not regret it. Have a BLAST!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Soooo excited for you!

Melissa Stover said...

i'm going!

courtney said...

i've never posted on your blog but i am from nashville and must interject on this. i work right across the street from the opryland hotel. there is a very nice, brand new holiday inn express right across the street. save some of your hard earned dough and stay over there. it is just a 5-7 minute walk. it is on mcgavock pike.
there....i had to say it. can't see a girl waste her hard earned money.