The best things in life are the ones you can make

How I'm planning to turn my Dreams into reality

I've always been very passionate about making and designing things in one sense or another. I have also been studying visual arts since I was little. The thing is though, when you really love making stuff, you'll soon run into a common problem: you want to make more things, but you simply don't need anything more! This has been happening to me for years now. So far I've been mostly making crafts either for myself or for my friends, but I've always secretly wanted to start writing tutorials for them and selling the finished products so I can keep making new stuff!

Now I've finally decided to start doing so. I realized, that I've been putting this off for years, because I never really felt like I was ready to do it. I was afraid to do this for a number of reasons, most of which were silly and spawned from my own insecurity. I kept telling my self "one day" for about 6 years, until a few days ago I realized, that my day would never come unless I do something about it. So here I am today, writing my first blog post. Introducing myself to you. And no matter what ever may come of this, I'm proud that I'm finally going after this dream.


So how exactly am I going to make this work, and what will it include?


Like any project, this one also required a good sturdy plan of action. I spent the last few days setting everything up. I purchased a blog template from Etsy, paid for a custom domain, bought a decent camera and set up all the social media accounts that I figured I would need to promote my blog and reach you, the reader. I never quite realized how much work goes into properly setting up a blog before I actually did it myself. I spent four full days just trying to get everything to work smoothly, and of course many things turned out not to be quite as easy as advertised. However I really enjoyed doing all of that and it barely felt like working because of that.

Dreams don't work unless you do


Whatever you dream of doing, I of course suggest doing as much research beforehand as you can, but at some point you just have to get started, or you'll just be stuck collecting information forever. I had been waiting for the right moment and doing research on blogging for years before realizing that the perfect moment will never come unless one day you decide; Today is that day!
Surely I still have a lot to learn, but I also have a whole bunch of great ideas that I can barely wait to put in action.
Despite that, I still spent a full day doing some last minute research to figure out exactly what I wanted to do and how I should do it. Of course you should continue learning new things as you go, I bet that doesn't even need saying!

Starting my own creative business


As a "part two" of this dream, I have also just opened my very own Etsy store! I sell all kinds of handmade accessories and goodies there, so be sure to check that out! You can find my shop here: IttyBittyDayDream.

I'm working hard to eventually grow this tiny little business into something that I could make a decent income off. Of course things like that take time, but as they say: dreams don't work unless you do!

So what exactly does all this mean to you, the reader?


I'm aiming this blog towards anyone interested in DIY, design, planning or lifestyle.
On this blog you are going to find diy tutorials for all sorts of things, including home decor, accessories, and pretty much anything.
I will also be writing a little bit about my studies and life in general. I've just started studying design at Aalto university, and I'm sure that will become a big part of my life that may have some interesting details worth writing about.
I am also a very organized person. I love planning and organizing my life as well as decorating my planner as a hobby. I will definitely be posting about that sort of thing too.


I hope you'll stick around to see what's coming up next!

With love,
Saara

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