Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about planning. This is essentially additional thoughts on that matter…
When mom had the idea for RAGGEDedge 12 years ago, it was an idea on many levels. The biggest big picture was that she wanted to start a family business so that we could sustain ourselves, benefit from our own hard work, and be flexible. Twelve years ago she couldn’t have ever guessed (or planned) that RAGGEDedge would have evolved to be what it is, but regardless, the big picture plan is still realistic and viable and happening. Initially her plan for RAGGEDedge was to solely make one of a kind custom bags. The thought of making and keeping stock of items that were exactly the same, or (gasp!) selling to people wholesale, made us turn our noses up in disgust. But RAGGEDedge is still alive and growing today because we have allowed that vision to evolve over time rather then insisting on keeping ourselves stubbornly attached to the original plan. It is the details on the way to seeing the big picture take shape that must remain flexible in order to achieve the end goal you have in sight. It just becomes a matter of filtering out what the goal really is (and therefore what is really important) from all of the dreaming and planning we are bound to do on the way there.
Now, we have another big picture goal taking shape, and we have talking about, and weeding out exactly what that is. Essentially, I think it is the desire to live healthier, be more self-sustaining, find or develop a connected community of like-minded supportive individuals, and live in a non-urban area. How exactly we are going to get there is anybody’s guess. Our immediate idea is to find a piece of property and dive in, figuring out the rest as we go. Planning what it’s going to take to actually pull it off is impossible. What is possible, is knowing what we are working towards and continually working to get there, with our heads up and our eyes open for options and opportunities that aren’t even thoughts on the horizon right now.