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A Fear of Success Saga: Jewelry Studio Remodel

Fear of success is something I’ve self-diagnosed. Yep, I think WebMD said I have all the symptoms.

As I mentioned before, one of my interests is making jewelry. When we moved into this house, the previous owner had a workshop in the basement and I remember seeing it and knowing this would be my new jewelry studio!  We just had to buy this house – the workshop would be my Girl Craft Cave!

As you can see, it needed some work. I spent several months putting Drylock on the walls (a thick, sandy paint-like substance that helps stop moisture), sanding and painting the cabinets, painting the concrete floors, and adding new stainless steel cabinet hardware. I don’t skimp.

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A Blog Is Born

So, this is my first blog post…ever.  (Pause for the sound of faint applause and angels harmonizing in the background)  You see – I have been trying to sit down and start a blog for – um – well it depends on how far you want me to go back – truthfully, I’ve wanted to do this for years.  I procrastinated for a long list of reasons.  The main one being I have a full-time, life-sucking day job.  You, too?  Great!  We’ve already got something in common.

Why I am writing this blog:

This blog is about me finally, for real, no I’m serious this time, no this time I really mean it – getting. the shit. done.  And not just in regards to writing this blog, but in doing ALL of the things I want to do, talk about doing, think about doing, and dream about doing.  It’s about escaping my jail term in the cubicle, once and for all.  I’m 43.  I think I’m eligible for parole.

Why now:

Due to a recent mysterious injury involving my hand, I had time off the dreadful day job to contemplate what I’m doing with my life.  And here are the results of said contemplation:   I’m stuck in a rut, stuck in my job, and stuck in a town I don’t like.  I guess you could say more simply: I’m stuck.  I feel like this time off work is a do or die moment.  Like I said, I’m 43 and dying is not on my bucket list.

Who I am:

I am a grounded dreamer who believes in herself and periodically feels insecure.   I have a PhD in procrastination.  I live in central PA.  I’m a legal secretary by day and a wife, cook, Director of Our Home, creative-wanna-be by night.  While I am sleeping, I dream about being a jewelry designer, writer, photographer, creative Martha-Stewart-worthy genius, and interior designer.  I analyze things too much.  I’m a perfectionist.  I will do just about anything to eat a piece of chocolate cake.

Why I need You:

I welcome and appreciate your comments.  I would love to hear your stories, struggles, and successes with similar issues.  I want this blog to be a conversation for all of us to support each other on the things that get in all of our ways to creating the life we want.  Thank you for your support!