May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

Happy Weaving and Baskets of Blessings to all my visitors,

Nancy

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Life Reflections


I've been spending quite a bit of time in prayer and thought about my life's passions and the next direction for my life. The children are all well into school with the youngest now being in middle school. It won't be too many years now before the children leave the nest and then where will I be. What will I do with my time.
I've been so blessed to be a stay at home mom and have given many hours of devotion to my children and husband. I now feel I am at a time in my life where I can begin a focus outside of my family.
What I have reflected on so much is that I want to start my own business. I still don't have clear direction as to what business I will start, but I feel now is the time for the seeds to be planted in this venture. Some of the seeds may not yield, but hopefully I will be able to produce a fruitful harvest in time.
Much of my reflection and prayer in regards to this has been focused on what my passion is. I have come to having a list of things I truly want in my life with regards to having a business.
First and foremost, I want God to be the foundation for whatever business I end up with. I want my business to help people in some way.
I want to be able to keep family as a priority. This may mean that I need my business to be flexible as well as portable where I can take it with me.
I need learning in my life. Well, I've never really had my own business except for doing home parties for Leaving Prints but that hardly counts. I have taught many basket weaving classes and I started, with the help of a dear friend Connie, the basket weaving guild Basket Weavers on the Prairie. Again, that hardly really counts for my own business, but it was a start for me. Therefore, this whole business thing is going to be one big learning adventure. I never want to stop learning and using my mind.
I really enjoy the following: teaching, creativity, traveling, adventure, nature, color...
This is the point where I get to be at a standstill as to what can I do with the things I enjoy. I do know one thing, I need to break out of my routine and get out of the house. I don't know if my business will be something I invent or create, or will it be a service for others. I just know I need to start something now, no matter how small and even if it is not the perfect seed for this venture. I need to plant one seed now. I have plenty of time to nurture that seed or to plant many others and plenty of time to raise those healthy seeds. I must start today. I am starting today.
Love,
Nancy

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