I’ve been struggling a bit recently with finding that balance between doing what I love (sewing!) and the fact sewing is also my job/business/passion. *
Before i started pattern designing, I used to finish my day job, and then I’d sew. Now that sewing IS part of my day job, I finish “work” for the day, then I’m stay sat at my sewing machine finishing a dress for me or something for the kids. Except to finish it, I also need to write up a tutorial or photograph it. Then my evening quiet time morphs into work/hobby/job/fun & I don’t really know if I’m working or relaxing anymore. I think both? But can you really do both at once?
Stopping & spending time with the kids, having a date night or painting our hallway (my goodness it needed a new coat of paint!) is a clear, easy thing cause I’m not at my sewing machine. But it’s the time I used to spend doing my hobby where I’m now just kind of working still. Is that work?
I love it!! So so so much. But there’s got to be a balance somewhere right? Between the working from home, my passion & joy being my work, my hobby being my work and also having chilled relax time? I’m not sure whether I’ve got it balanced yet. I’ve thought about getting a different hobby so I could put my machine away & do something else. But there’s nothing jumping out (& frankly I’m not sure I want a new hobby.... sewing rocks 🙌😍).
Anyone else work from home or do their hobby as their job? Any words of wisdom?!