Indie Business 3.0


Two or three weeks ago, during a moment of huge motivation and inspiration I came across the announcement above and – to be honest, somewhat on a whim – I signed up for Indie Business 3.0.

The moment after I hit the “register” button (and had paid the fee), my mind instantly started questioning my impulsive behavior. “What the heck were you thinking? Do you really want to learn about small business stuff? You don’t even have an Etsy shop (YET!), let alone a solid idea of what you’d even like to do with your creative side! Do you really think you have time for this right now?”

And then, I brushed all those silly and frankly annoying thoughts away, and decided “I will make time for it, and yes, I really want to do this”.
This is what I pledged to do in 2011: do more things that I want to do and that make me happy. Explore new paths. Meet new people. Try new things.

Why would I let this opportunity slip away?

In all honesty, I am slightly nervous and a teeny tiny bit intimidated by all the other creative people that have signed up for the class with me, not to even mention by the very inspiring teachers LA from Freckled Nest, Jill Munro from LuneVintage and Lisa of Lisa Leonard Designs !

But to heck with this, I am just as a valuable member of this class as anybody else (self-doubt much?) and I can do this. I will do this.

If you’re also taking the class, please leave a comment, so I can hop over to your blog (if I haven’t already done that) and/or connect with me on Twitter.

  1. How exciting! That looks like an awesome course…I wish I had more time to commit to it. Maybe next time ;)

  2. We all experience self-doubt, and we are all valuable members of this class!

  3. “This is what I pledged to do in 2011: do more things that I want to do and that make me happy. Explore new paths. Meet new people. Try new things.”

    Loved this paragraph. Inspiring!

  4. I’m in the class too :) I KNOW I’m not going to have time to keep up with it while it’s running – I’ll do my best, though!

  5. Ahh, I envy you for so much courage and creativity (did I thank you for your wonderful handmade christmas-card yet – sooo creative).

    I would consider myself at least a little creative but with two kids I just can’t really find the time to do as much as I would love too (sew, stitch, paint).

    If I ever have enough courage (and money) I would love to open a small cafe, serving homemade soups, bread, cakes, muffins, etc…

    anyways, yay for you for signing up, I would too but unfortunately don’t think it would help me…

  6. Good for you for enrolling. I’m sure it will be worth while and you’ll come the other end with tons of ideas for you to pursue. Yay for going for for what you really want to do!

  7. Sounds cool! Make sure you share with us how you like it once it starts! :)

  8. Oh, I bet it will be so much fun and interesting! You’ll have to tell me all about it!
    Happy Friday girl! xxx

  9. I’m excited to hear all about this class. Sounds like a fun adventure! :)

  10. I’m in the class with you… and I’m just as excited/intimidated by all those other uber creative folks. It’s going to be great! I can’t wait to get to know everyone and work through this little adventure together!

  11. Love this. And good for you! In life, it is often the seemingly impulsive decisions that turn out to be the best ones. I do hope you’ll blog a bit about your experience in the class?

  12. Wait, how cool! Tell me more: is this online or you meet somewhere, and then how long does it go? And what would you like to do with it??

    Glad you are having a good time with this!

    Love, Susi

  13. Hi, I’m taking the course too. I clicked on your name because you are from Germany living in CA, and I and from CA living in Germany! I looked at your profile and saw you were at Davis for a while, that’s where I graduated from! haha. I’m inspired by your Alphabet photos too, your mirror shot is great. So, here’s to the new course! See you there!


  14. aww, i saw this and read all about it. it sounds super-interesting! i really wish i could participate, too. unfortunately (while it’s a completely fair price for the class!!!) right now 90$ are just too much for me. i’m sure you’ll meet some great people and learn a lot. can’t wait to hear more about it. HDGGGDL!

  15. I am taking the class too! Super inspired by the bios of the ladies that are teaching. This is going to be such a great experience!!! ~amanda

  16. Yay! So excited to start this class with you. :)

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