Sunday, February 22, 2009

This week has been full of ups and downs and all around. I think I have felt almost every emotion possible about starting a new business. The hubby and I went to visit a local antiques and craft mall yesterday and then had a heart to heart. Unfortunately there very few places here in San Antonio to have your own booth, therefore you are more limited. My only other option is to travel to Boerne which is about 25 minutes away from us, and is a bit pricier, but you are able to get larger spaces.
Once we had discussed the location, the topic of conversation continues to go back to our financial situation and our family needs. Renovation, Children’s activities, Bills, College fund; this extra money could go to all of these other, more important things, when I’m still not sure if I will really make a profit.
I am in a constant struggle with myself, I continue to have this personal goal of wanting to have my own business, but I am aware of the fact that I am first and foremost a mother to three children. I’m not sure if it is the fact that I started at such a young age that I never fulfilled the need to be somewhat successful before I had children, or that there is a vast age difference that this is something that I should start when they are almost out of the house. I would hate for them to miss out on developing their dreams, due to me trying to live out mine.
There has to be some sort of balance…right?
I have no answers, only questions today.


Karin said...

Amy, don't lose who you are in an effort to be what everyone else needs you to be. I know that doesn't help you any with your dilemma. But you have to be happy and fulfilled in yourself or the rest just doesn't work right. What about opening a store front on Ebay? There is a seller based in San Antonio who has a store where she sells stuff she buys at estate sales and garage sales. She always has cute stuff.

(And gee, twist my arm to go garage sale-ing with you.)

kate said...

a little advise from someone who has been there. my daughter is now 27, when she was 3 i was a single divorced mom and i had the opportunity to have my own antique store, i had it for 1 1/2 yrs. though i dont make it financially, they were some of my best memories i have, i would never say dont do it, i say follow your dreams, my daughter who was with me in my shoppe after day care everyday, grew up to go to art instiutute of chicago, with a great love for antiques and bargin hunting. can i say more....kate