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    Right folks in drunk so i may just well loose all my respect points in one go but what the hell.........

    Why do folks say that something that you do is great when you know its not that good..?

    Why do folks have a dig at you when all you are doing is your best for yourself and your family when faced by tons of red tape by the powers that be when you are trying your best to provide for your nearest and dearest.........?

    Why will ........... When you have found your true way in life after 25 years being a conformist and trying to work for other people you get so many brick walls put in front of your face to make it so piggin difficult just to make at last an honest living...???

    I have at long last found my direction in life.
    I will follow this direction regardless........
    I know my family will suffer cos they allready are with loss of income and bank charges but i am not going to go back to an easy £12 an hour and be a miserable git.
    I am a happy git instead , so from now onwards im going to be a happy skint git. The banks cant have what you have not got so F*k em.

    My craft is my future so that is the way i will go till i die. If i get good on my journey well its a good thing if i stay medioca then ok too, I dont care. I love turning wood and making stuff a little different from the norm.

    Now you are all bored with my rant i will shut up but thanks for reading...........

    Please pass the word.

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  • #2
    Get it off your chest lad, do you feel better now?
    I started off with nothing and I've still got most if left.

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    • #3
      Some times i feel as though im on my own trying to do my thing.
      I do not know anyone personally who is or has gone through the same.
      You see i dont have degrees in craftery or any art thing, Ive not been to uni to get ant letters after my name. i just have a real need in me to do my own thing and turning is my thing.
      What more can i say................... < = Brick wall that i will find a way over if it kills me..
      Please pass the word.

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      • #4
        Do you have support from your wife/partner/family?

        Do you want to go to Uni or college?

        My husband went to college when he was 42 to do photography, it's what he had always wanted and people were so negative asking when was he going to give up this nonsense and get a proper job to support his family.

        He did three years at college and got his city and guilds diploma, he is a brilliant photographer and he never regretted it.
        I started off with nothing and I've still got most if left.

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        • #5
          Why do folks say that something that you do is great when you know its not that good..?
          That has puzzled me too.

          Some people don't like to upset others by saying what they really think - in which case they'd better say nowt.

          Why do folks have a dig at you when all you are doing is your best for yourself and your family when faced by tons of red tape by the powers that be when you are trying your best to provide for your nearest and dearest.........?
          'Cos they don't appreciate genuine effort?

          If you've decided on your path take no notice if your family support and appreciate what you're doing.

          If your family don't agree then you do have some problems.

          Keep at at it and show them all!
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          • #6
            Steve, I didnt go to college, uni or get a degree in art etc, etc. I left school to go to work and earn a living, something which I did til my children came along (much later than expected) I did jobs I didnt really like and which caused a lot of stress even though the pay was excellent.

            Now I find myself a single mum with two constantly growing and demanding children, forever being told I must find a job (yeah? where?) but all I want to do is be there for my children as they grow and learn and craft along the way!

            I know very well what you mean about red tape and beaurocracy, I lost my right to be a stay at home mum because I dared to leave an abusive man!

            I say go for it Steve! I'll back you all the way!!!!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by V2Steve View Post
              I know my family will suffer cos they allready are with loss of income and bank charges but i am not going to go back to an easy £12 an hour and be a miserable git.
              I am a happy git instead , so from now onwards im going to be a happy skint git. The banks cant have what you have not got so F*k em.

              My craft is my future so that is the way i will go till i die.
              Hey, there's a lot to be said for being a happy skint git. I know the feeling, having gone from a well-paid job which I enjoyed (sometimes) but which made me miserable (and ill), to crafting, which makes me happy, but isn't so well-paid. I'm working much longer hours, but loving every minute of it.

              I've got a couple of part-time jobs which will help stop my house being reposessed, I hope!!

              Money isn't everything, but striking a balance isn't always easy.
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              • #8
                Well done V2Steve!!!Your rant was fantastic.

                My friend once said she kind of admired me for doing my own thing but I couldnt help thinking that if I just found a well paid job Id have all the things she has like a house and a sense of being an adult, but Id be doing a job I hated so Im happy to carry on doing my own thing and see where it gets me.If I cant do this now, when can I do it.I dont have any major financial commitments so my part time job(which I mostly like) nicely supplies me with money to pay bills and support my crafting obsession.
                I know one day Il have to get a well paid job that I cant stand as I cant live with my parents forever, but in the mean time il enjoy the fact that Im trying to do somethng I am passionate about.

                Plus I think we should all pay attention to any talents we have, they were given to us for a reason.
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                • #9
                  By reading all your replies of my rant last night i feel a whole lot better thank you every one.
                  I too partake in part time work, Still driving but only 4 hours a day now and this makes me feel good about myself at last.
                  I drive a minibus takeing disabled Kids to school, The elderly and disabled folks to day centres and home again at the end of the day.
                  Iv'e only just started this job but it feels good to be able to help those of us who need it a little for a better quality of life.
                  Please pass the word.

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                  " 200 years of family tradition continued in the only way I know how. "

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                  • #10
                    Glad you're feeling better, things usually look better in the morning
                    I started off with nothing and I've still got most if left.

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                    • #11
                      Folk generally feel threatened by anything that's not "the same".. someone once described it as "crabs in a bucket".. as they try to escape by climbing over the side, the remaining crabs physically pull them back down.. In life people are often the same.. try to do something different and there are plenty of folk who automatically say "that wont work" or "you cant do that".. Sometimes it is good to listen to them.. but for the most part, you need to be able to rationalise what you want to do, and justify to yourself and the gainsayers why it is not impossible. The more objections you can rationalise, the more likely you are to succeed anyway..

                      With regard to the "suffering" of your family.. It would seem you are going through a period of evaluating the purpose of your life.. I don't accept that your family will "suffer" just because you bring in half the money you did. As you are already finding, money isnt happiness so consequently lack of money isn't suffering.. you may have to make tough choices.. your kids might have to learn the value of economy and skip Playstation4 for christmas..

                      My parents both had very frugal upbringings.. I dont ever remember them complaing about it to me... but I do remember the seemingly endless stories of what a good time they had.. Your kids may kick and scream.. rant and moan, but better they learn a valuable lesson and get on with life.. Maybe they will appreciate that money is hard earned no matter what you do to get it..

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                      • #12
                        for a drunken rant you made alot of sense Steve

                        I've been plodding along crafting and selling for the past 5 years, many friends have asked me of the years why don't I just go back to work...I was working towards management level in care when I had to give my job up due to family reasons
                        I've seriously thought about it when things have been slow and money seemingly non existent and I've ranted and raved about putting all my stock up for sale.
                        Thankfully my OH and my kids and a couple of very close friends are fully supportive of me and this makes it all worthwhile, I'm now 40 years old and can truly say for the first time I am happy and content with my life.

                        Ignore the doubters and the doom merchants , do what is right for you and yours .....life is too short
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                        • #13
                          Well Steve, bin there, seen it all and got the t-shirt. I'm afraid most of us have had to do things we dont enjoy to put bread on the table, I did it for years being a single parent of three. But, like you, I reached a point when I said 'blow them all' (little stronger than that) and started to enjoy my life for ME so, like everyone else here, I know where you are coming from.

                          Incidently, you have just proved an old adage - money isn't everything.
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                          • #14
                            I agree with most of what has beeen said here, after many years running succesful business's in the UK and having constant hassles with the VAT people, inland revunue, local councils, stroppy customers, etc., etc. we said blow it and moved out here to Spain; we may be earning less but it's the best thing I have ever done.

                            Just stay focused on what YOU want and if you want it enough it will happen.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by V2Steve View Post

                              I know my family will suffer cos they allready are with loss of income and bank charges but i am not going to go back to an easy £12 an hour and be a miserable git.
                              Hi Steve
                              I know exactly how you feel - we're in the same situation. You start feeling like the banks/credit cards and people full of 'practical' advice are sucking the energy out of you!
                              As Sparkysdad said, tightening belts does not mean your family are suffering - I think if anything your kids will respect you for doing something you need to do and sticking at it! They still have a roof over their head/food on the table - plus the fact that they probably see more of you (a happier you)!!
                              Good on you - keep at it!
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