It is hard to believe some days that I am thirty. I don't really remember anymore what I thought I would be doing at this point. Probably research, something scientific. Instead I work in a law library, processing the mail and labeling books and other necessary duties. It isn't glamorous, but all of the jobs I have ever thought or had were only glamorous in my mind.
I have been thinking simply as an exercise about running a business, being an entrepreneur. Would it be a restaurant, a coffee shop, or an ice cream parlor? Would I instead sell art supplies, yarn and knitting supplies, or maybe be a craft house like Spark.
It's not completely unreasonable. I have plenty of ideas and there are certainly opportunities in Braintree, where some of the ideas I have are either not there at all or poorly represented relatively speaking. I don't have the funds, but these are just pipe dreams.
I was thinking earlier about the yarn shop I would run. How much space I would have, what yarns I would sell, what accessories or services or classes would I have to make my store different from the Michaels or, better yet, different from another high end store like Circles. For the Michaels it would be easy. Better yarn, nice wools and wool blends, Rowan and Noro, because I like them, Cascade and Brown Sheep as nice utility wools, a variety of hand-dyed items. I like the SWTC stuff, mostly Bamboo and Phoenix. There are tons of other things, but it is just a start. If you had your own yarn store, what would you sell or do?