Well I'll tell you. You sit down and write about how you have nothing to show off.
I spent a lot of my time researching dyeing and spinning things. I spent much time pre-drafting and learning to do it evenly. I spent some time looking at books about spinning.
I checked out sheep breeds, and yarn qualities from the various animals. I checked out and compared breeds against what the big fibre places are saying are good or great spinning fibres. I did a lot of reading about staple fibre lengths. I did a lot this last weekend, and I have only scratched the surface. Very interesting stuff but not stuff that will earn my keep.
My knitting holiday is over, and it is time to sit down to figure out what I want to do with myself. I know a whole lot more what I don't want, than what I do. Its time to go past the direction stage and start traveling in a direction, down the path.
Even if I have to start without a map.