Entrepreneurship & Working from Home

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Art(work), etc / Deeper Thoughts / Married Life

I feel blessed to have not only one circle of good friends but some. There are more issues yet more ideas, more points of view and more disagree’s. What I and most of my good friends have in common is that we’re in our early to mid twenties; golden period of quarter life crisis. We can’t help that the easy access to people’s personal lives through social media keeps us busy comparing. Some people bring us down by being so highly achieving while some are only busy complaining on all things, even their own life choices. Some make us think just enough and some inspire us a lot. Everything slowly but surely has got into me. What I never thought would matter 5 years ago now seriously matters.

One of the hot topics is entrepreneurship. A lot of my friends are now entrepreneurs in the making; making start-ups (you know UrbanIndo? Petra Barus is one of the guys behind it), innovating and creating new products, reselling stuff they import, selling food, etc. My besties, Sari & Reza are now running chicken-based dishes business in Bandung, Ayamayaman.com. Naya (with her cousin) is going to launch a homeware business, Come Home, and from what I read in her blog, Cupris is going to do the same. Yesterday, my sister in law asked me to design a logo for her upcoming business, Cotton Addict. I’m really happy to see them and try to be as supportive as I can be. Plus, having a new president with businessman background will bring even more positive atmosphere for young creative entrepreneurs.

So yeah. As I told you here, I fully realized that being entrepreneur isn’t easy. It takes your gut, time, endless effort, and consistency. I don’t think that I’ll be a good one because I get bored easily. I tend to be extremely excited at first ending up not finishing it.

However, being married changes me quite a lot. I start to think about being a stay at home mom (SAHM) in the future. A cliche. A classic dilemma. I think that I’ll keep any option open until we really have children but yes, I take more time to learn about the working from home option. I think about freelance writing or freelance designing / illustrating or craft business. I bought a book about craft business and was inspired to build my own workshop.

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As for now I’m still in the phase of brainstorming for what I’m REALLY going to do later. I’m still enjoying working as geologist but I think I can start being part-time illustrator sooner ;)

My latest work for Cotton Addict:

Cotton Addict Logo & Illustration--