Wednesday, August 8, 2007

"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"


[that Dolly Parton quote always cracks me up]

I had an "off" day yesterday. I usually have lots of energy and ready to tackle my day of surprises, but yesterday was different. I was feeling down in the dumps and I'm not really sure why. It could be a sign of the crimson tide or maybe because I didn't sweat at the gym first thing in the morning (instead I decided to take one of my old spin classes at 7pm instead of my morning routine), who knows?

Anyway, it got me thinking about my next move and I was inspired with a new idea for the store (to be revealed at a later date). I haven't thought about the shop plan in such a long time, so I'm glad I had a semi-shitty day yesterday. I also noticed that "making things" may not be my thing. If it was, wouldn't I be devoting more time to actually making things rather than just talking about making things? I don't know. I'm starting to realize that maybe I just admire the craftiness of others? That sucks, coz I was totally looking to be the next Martha.

I heard about a new site The Switchboards - a good resource for folks interested in owning their own online business (not that I want an online-only business). So guess what I'll be doing for the rest of the day...

I love reading inspiring stories about other entrepreneurs - here's a good one about the owner of Baby Cakes NYC (Lower East Side).

Image from www.rainbowbrite.net

2 comments:

brett said...

The nymag stories are very interesting. Can't believe it costs that much to not make any money. I'm thinking NYC proper is not the best place for a first-time biz owner unless you are ok with a lot of $ risk or have major cred with investors or killer p.r....or maybe it just takes a great product(s) or service.

Marichelle said...

Or a little bit of luck! Here are more start-up costs if you're interested http://nymag.com/guides/changeyourlife/16045/