Two-and-a-half years ago, I included several stretch goals on my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list, one of which was to buy or start a business. I had no idea what that might look like at the time, however this past year I successfully turned my part-time hobby of teaching into a business!
I taught over 200 women in 30+ classes at five venues. I built an email list with 222 subscribers and earned income that will require me to file a Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business) and pay income taxes for this year.
It has been exciting, rewarding, FUN, and a true blessing to be able to share this creative hobby and the Word of God at the same time.
It has also been exhausting, stressful and hard at times, and I have made the difficult decision to cancel/postpone my upcoming class schedule in order to step back and evaluate where the Lord is leading me in this business/ministry. This was a difficult decision because I realize that it will affect the momentum and following I've established over this past year. I have also developed wonderful relationships with many of the ladies
who have attended my classes and events. In fact, this has been one of
the most rewarding aspects of this ministry/business. However, my greatest desire is to honor the Lord in all that I do. Over the next few months, I'll be taking time to listen for the Lord's direction and to replenish myself physically and spiritually.
Here's a look at the completed page in my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 mini-album.