Want to know what scares the crap out of me? Freelancing. The fear of being my own boss, marketing myself and searching out work to provide for my family? No thank you. It has its perks—I went into this business knowing I could easily be a stay-at-home mom while still bringing in some dough on the side. But for all the reasons listed above, I am not too crazy about jumping in. I made it a goal this year to really jumpstart my business; start it small and then when we start a family it won't feel so abrupt leaving my in-house design job. I had my first consultation tonight with a potential client (I sound so official; in reality it's a high school buddy that may or may not be starting a business). I stammered, asked all the wrong questions and probably sold myself short. I'm no good at this; I told Tyler he should just be my liaison from now on. He is so much better at 'selling' my talents, not to mention he has a much better vocabulary, making everything sound that much more professional. Sigh, we'll see how it goes, but I'm not feeling entirely confident. In other news, these are one of the many pairs of earrings Tyler picked out for me—I received many a compliment. Thanks honey.

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