I think as women we try to balance far too much!
I work full time, commute an obscene amount of time and am trying to establish myself in a well saturated industry ..... in my spare time!
(not to mention juggling a couple of kids with my husband)
Amazing what people will commit to given the right incentive.
I have been creating jewellery for about 3 years with a group of friends. We started off not knowing much but were willing to learn. We would take turns bringing something new to learn to the group. What a blast!
Our group has evolved over the years until two of us really are still committed (in both ways!)
We both actively pursue the elusive customer with our wiley wares!
I have to admit I love the challenge of learning something new and the absolute satisfaction that a completed piece can give you (especially when someone admires it)