Dear Friends, I need your help in weighing the good and the bad of a
move. I am a studio jeweler in a relatively low populated area in
Upstate NY.I currently have a studio away from home second floor in
a college town, about 15 miles from home. Its a great space with
lots of beautiful light .I had a painter sharing the space who has
moved out and therefore my rent has doubled. I am not interested in
getting another person as I am not interested in sharing with an
unknown and am enjoying the added room. If I move (back ) home to
the basement I save lots of $$ that I can use to travel to sell my
work among lots of other wonderful possibilities. I have a great
home with wonderful nature all around. However, I will once again be
isolated , but being on the second floor in a small town didn’t add
much retail as I am not interested in pursueing that market which
in itself is very limited where I live. I have a beautiful display
of my work already at a great shop in the area.
I am so fearful of the isolation again of being"home". I do find
getting up and out to the studio is something I have loved…but I
would also love the extra $$ being spent on rent etc.
I do lots of volunteer work and things to occupy myself. It’s just
moving back home that has me freaked. Help! Do I pay next months
rent or get busy creating my basement studio.