Hi my blog lovers. I just wanted to stop in and share some awesome things that have been happening lately. I feel like I am finally in a place where all my hard work is starting to pay off and I’ve had the opportunity in the last couple of weeks to really see this unfold.
I think any small business owner can acknowledge that there are times when you just want to throw your hands in the air and give up. I feel really blessed to have a path I know I want to follow. I am so happy to be a designer and to be able to continue to dip my hands in creative projects. I love that I have been able to bring in holistic and alternative modalities into my art. Sometimes I feel really spread thin but I would much rather be overwhelmed doing things that I am passionate about than not.
In the last week, I had a friend call me and interview me for her business class. It was pretty special that she thought of me and while I was answering all these questions, I was really able to reflect on where I was and where I am today. One of the main things I told her is that if you are passionate about what you do then you have to push through because there are going to be difficult times but you have to continue to nourish this baby of yours, your business. Especially in the beginning, you work endless hours to market yourself or put yourself out there in any way you can and you’re not really getting paid. It’s part of the path. It can be vulnerable, challenging and extremely frustrating at times but it can also be so exciting, inspiring and completely satisfying. Some of the highs I have gotten from working on my projects are like the beginnings of falling in love. It’s all I can think about and I’ve got more energy that I can explain because I just want to see this project through.
Another really sweet thing happened that very same day. I was in a coffee shop that I frequently use as my office when I am working on my computer and after I got off the phone with my friend that was interviewing me, I hopped back onto my computer and continued working on some projects. I’m pretty sure I was putting together some furniture specifications for a client and I had this super sweet girl come up to me and ask me if I was a designer. When I told her I was, she was so excited to tell me that this is the path she is choosing to follow after she finishes up her undergrad. She asked me a few questions about my business and my work and finished off with telling me how inspired she was. It was a small thing but it came at the most beautiful timing and more than anything, it gave me that juice to keep up the good work.
AND FINALLY, I wanted to share some super duper funtastic news. I was interviewed for our local paper, The Good Times, for their annual Spring Home and Garden feature. They contacted me a couple of weeks ago and I am really happy with the article. It’s so crazy how many of my friends and peers reached out to me to tell me how proud they were of me. It really overwhelmed me with love. I don’t think people really realize how much that support really helps especially when you are doing this thing on your own. So for those of you who read this, a million ‘thank yous’ for showing your support. I feel honored and I feel so grateful to be where I am at. I hope to continue to grow and make you proud.
Here’s my feature:
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