Sometime last year I was home alone scrolling through the cable channels and I saw a show called POP Innovators on E! The episode featured Lauren Conrad, who used to be on Laguna Beach, and then The Hills. I follow her website on Bloglovin, and I think that she is very inspiring to women. She's a hard worker, barely 30 years old and has achieved so much in her life - multiple fashion lines, bestselling books, philanthropic causes, and a lot more.
While I watched, I started thinking about my own life. There are quite a few things that I have found interest in, started and halfway through, just stopped (except for blogging, which seems to have staying power in my life). I know that I am creative, but for whatever reason, I falter early. I don't know if it's from a lack of passion, or fear of failure, or a poor work ethic in those fields, or a combination of different things.
For instance, did you guys know that I used to make jewelry? This was before I moved to Nigeria. The first pieces I made were from self-learning. I bought a book and started making a few things for my friends and I. I also learned more beading techniques during my NYSC year as part of my Community Development Service. People who saw what I made said they were very nice and told me to take it seriously because they were sure it had the potential to be a viable business.
Warning - the photo quality is terrible! :)
But either I wasn't ready/willing to put in the work, or I lost interest, or I was afraid to actually do it - whatever it was, I dropped it. I do wonder how far I would have gone by now if I had stuck with it though.
Do you have any projects that you started at any point in life and dropped for one reason or another? Or can you share advice on sticking with such projects? Let's share and learn in the comments.