How many times have you said Someday I am going to take up a new hobby? Someday I am going to travel?
Well, in the Iler home we have a few repeated “Somedays” that our girls have heard over the years.
I thought I would share some with you and see if these “Some days” could turn into “These Days”
Someday I want to travel to Spain
Someday I want to see the foliage in New England
Someday I want to write about my family history and take time really understanding my past
Someday I want to master the art of baking a pumpkin pie from scratch
Someday We want to turn our hobbies of crafting and creating into a business
Someday we want to have a more balanced work home life
Someday we want to have goats (Yes, that is a funny one. We used to have them and we want them again)
Someday we want to own a piece of farm land.
Someday my vegetable garden is going to thrive 12 months out of the year.
Someday I want to be more present for my family, my friends, and myself.
As we approach the holiday season, I am pleasantly surprised with my someday list and how much it has changed from last year.
These Days we have found that it isn’t as difficult to attain these Some Day dreams.
I mean traveling to Spain, well maybe we will be asked to design a charcuterie board for a famous Spaniard (I am secretly hoping so!), this some day might take some time.
But the day to day dreams, well let’s just say it’s happening. The mindset shift is more powerful than any monetary donation to start a business, a fancy set of business cards, or a new piece of furniture to give a face lift to our house.
When we started to think about how our new rhythm of life is moving forward, we realized that it was all centered around our thinking.
I came across this mindset quote, and it resonated with me.
“Everything happens on a mental level before it manifests on the physical level. This is why it’s so important to get your mindset right. You have to believe in yourself no matter what the external circumstances are. Strengthen your vision and have hope that things can get better.”
Isn’t the mind a powerful thing? How many times have you talked yourself out of trying a new class, calling a distant friend or relative, or even shying away from stating your opinion?
As Scott and I have held steadfast to our mission with Iler Woods and simplifying 21st century living, there have been opportunities opening up on so many different levels.
Say, for example, our annual Holiday Shop. We are so honored to have Alfonso, owner of Grey and Cash who is graciously allowing us to use his space for a second year in his beautiful cafe. He was so genuine in his response when we approached him about the possibility of hosting the Iler Woods Shop there. He truly wants to promote other small business owners and support local craftsmanship.
Then, it continued to spiral with local artisans joining our network. We are so pleased to welcome familiar artists along with new artists.
In the upcoming weeks, we will feature each artisan on our blog. But, let’s just say that it’s handmade gifts at its finest!
From rustic wooden decor to jewelry finds, from wooden bakery accessories to scrumptious sourdough tasty bites, from organic spa inspired scrubs and soaps to beautiful ceramic ware, from wooden board games to holiday finds, this is going to be a one stop shop for all of your holiday shopping!
So, turning our hobby into a business is no longer a someday but is a definite “These Day” occurrence in the Iler Household. All of us will be working around the clock to bring you an unforgettable shopping experience on Small Business Saturday, November 26th from 3:30-7:30 pm.
However, I still plan to balance out home and work life and master the art of baking a pumpkin pie! Be ready for some attempts and maybe some failures with this goal! I have been giving myself a pep talk for years about farm to table pumpkin pies. This is the year it's going to happen!
Let me known what is on your Some Day list. I can't wait to hear how you start checking them off your list!