I like to think of myself as a renaissance woman. The type who builds things, sews things, grows things, writes things, etc. I am happy to see more and more people are coming to that realization as well. It's a really good thing when people learn to do and not to depend.
I started sewing at a VERY young age. I tell my mother that I was her sweat shop employee. She worked for Levi Strauss for a long time and then struck out on her own to design wedding gowns and such fancy things. I was the one sewing on the beads and tiny things she "claimed" was easier for me to see. HA! Poppycock.....
I always thought I knew better than her. Could do it faster, with less material and all that....and everything I made always either fell apart or never got finished. So, I finally submitted to her tutelage and am the better for it.
I used to tour and sing all the time, but after a while I needed a bit more security. I had a daughter and wanted to provide her with a stable, happy life which required more moola than I currently had at the time, so I put that fancy degree to good use and joined the corporate world. I still write songs and sing and encourage my girl to be as creative as she possibly can. So that feels good.