Woodworking is my favorite of many hobbies, and I must be proactive to keep it a hobby. It’s part of a long term plan that is about relationships, not an income. If I’m not careful, I’ll be crafting chairs that have no one to hold.
To try and keep woodworking from becoming a regret, I’m going to discontinue:
- Making items for the sake of selling them
- Accepting custom orders
- Focusing on publishing content online
I will certainly continue woodworking. I’ll even post videos, articles, and products online from time to time, but those items will be byproducts of fascination, free time, and other priorities in life.
Obsession, not woodworking, is the monster I’m trying to defeat. Big monsters are scary and hard to kill; baby monsters are only scary.