finally a turning point

September 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

It’s official, school started two weeks ago…and for the first time in my life I didn’t partake in the annual first day of school excitement. Instead I felt nostalgic, and when I looked at my bank account, depressed. My finances these days seem to be in a worse state then when I was in college and then I had an excuse to be poor. Now I’m just another unemployed art graduate, no future and no career.  Should have done that business minor my dad suggested.

But not to fear I have turned a corner, at least I feel I have.  This feeling has come before but swiftly left whenever I logged onto LinkedIn and looked up past high school classmates and saw how successful they all became. But this time is different. Instead of feeling unhappy about my bleak future, I feel excited.

I’m excited about all the possibilities in my future.  And I think a lot of that comes from the fact that I have officially opened my etsy store!! Yay!!

It only took 4 months of talking and thinking about it but never actually doing anything about it. Hit a couple of roadblocks along the way but finally I did it! And I was amazed at the sense of accomplishment it gave me. I can now say I am a small business owner. Haha, kind of a big overstatement, but that title feels a lot better than unemployed art graduate.

This new accomplishment gives me something to feel proud of, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Even though I have yet to make a sale and I have a lot to learn about marketing and advertising, I’m not going to let that crush this new high I have discovered.

work in progress

July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

work in progress

I have been working on ideas for my new and upcoming etsy shop. This is just a sneak peak at some of my ideas, and my working space…its not much

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