Japanese Film Director Takeshi Kitano talking to Shiro Tsujimura
Then that all stopped and I started making as a vocation. Things I used to struggle with in the beginning as a craftsman have suddenly been made simple and accessible (though you do have to let go of some work and spend time figuring it all out) - contacting people, finding new markets, announcing events and products, taking payments, getting feedback, researching, making connections, finding pictures - it's all there, constantly evolving.
And with that you also discover extremely quickly that
1. You're not the only one going through this dilemma and
2. Those ideas that you came up with that were oh so original and unique to you - well there are people who could well have exactly the same experience and notions and be making with the same inclinations and probably so much better
3. You've probably reinevented the wheel but so what - you learnt a lot, and probably also took slightly different paths
4. You've come a long way, but there's a very long, long way to go still.
A geek in making :)