I read these responses to my husband. The positive thing is that he sees exactly where I am coming from because he works a full time job, but his passion is with fiction writing in the early mornings before work and on the weekends. He has had success with it and has won literary contests.
When I compile all of the responses I get this: I have no trouble with the business aspect, the people, the sales, the planning, the flexibility and ability to market myself in a saturated market. I have strong people skills, I love public speaking and can sell milk to a cow.
What I don't have is years of experience or a college degree in pottery. My work needs improving If I am going to compete. My business/people skills put me at an advantage but my lack of experience a disadvantage. We decided that I should work a low stress job, but keep my hours low so I am able to have energy to focus on pottery on a daily basis. By the time the kids are older, hopefully my skill will enough that I could push myself more and shift my focus. It takes some pressure away to think that I am just focussing on improving my skill and that there are no strings attached. (except for my heart strings)