Welcome to my new blog design and URL! It’s been a while since I last posted, but I’ve been busy at work on the new design and a new website for my business (coming soon). I decided that I needed a fresh, new look to go along with lots of other changes in my life that have me excited for the near future. I’ve been out of school only for a year, and I’ve learned a lot in that time: I’ve started my own business, decided to move out of the suburbs and back into the city, rediscovered how to live life out of grad school (this sounds trivial but proved to be quite a challenge. It’s a shock to go from dedicating every moment of every day to one goal, then accomplishing that goal and being let loose into the world again with unstructured time), reconnected with friends and family, and lived through the hardest time of my life when my mother had her accident. She’s now doing miraculously well, and I am so thankful for her presence in my life.
In the past month, I’ve been feeling like life is finally starting to clear up and the potential for the future is taking shape. I’ve discovered that starting a business is so much more involved than I imagined, but I’m also getting better at living with the patience and acceptance that my vision will take time to achieve. In the past, my goals have been easily defined, and the path to achieve them was no mystery: I will get into a good school, I will graduate with this degree, I will make this much money, I will be promoted to this title, etc. Now, it’s all in my hands, and it’s completely different. Being my own boss was one of my goals back then, but that’s as far as my imagination was able to go. Now that I’m here, it’s up to me to figure out where I want to take my business, how I allocate all of my time, the vision for my blog. It’s at once exhilarating and terrifying. I feel very fortunate to be in this position, to have fantastic clients so early on, and to have the opportunity to work with and learn from designers like Molly Frey, who’s life and business are great models for me.
And today is my first day as a student in the Blogging Your Way course offered by Holly at decor8. I had a feeling it would be a good class for me to take, but now after just one day, I am so glad I did! I know it will help me grow creatively and guide me as I grow my business and my blog.