After years of trying to make what I thought people wanted, I’ve lost sense of me and my customers! Last year, I devoted more time to personal growth and taking courses to really expand my knowledge. I started with business and marketing courses and I found myself really enjoying online courses, so I branched into a variety of other things that interested me.
I was dedicated to devoting time to things that brought joy and instilled happiness - because you can be happy and still feel unfulfilled, but I don't think you can feel fulfilled and not be happy. It took me much longer than I would like to admit to realize I needed to bring that happiness and fulfillment to my business.
To achieve that (as I'm sure you've noticed if you have been following along for a while) I've really pivoted my designs; introducing pieces based on the things that inspire me in my day to day life. Like our birthflower necklaces.
Besides trying to stay hydrated, staying inspired so that I can create consistently is my biggest hurdle. I get bored very easily, so I find myself having to take on projects outside my business to give myself a stress-free creative outlet. I bet that sounds a bit crazy; isn't making my product a creative outlet? I find new designs to be a great creative outlet, but after a certain point (especially when selling the product) it’s just a job - not an outlet. An amazing and wonderful job doing exactly what I want to be doing, but not an outlet.
I am looking forward to not only cultivating beauty and creativity in my business in 2022, but also in my everyday life - and sharing it with you! I'll be adding a new series on the blog about my side projects, things that are really inspiring me - that kind of thing. I'd love to hear about your art projects and things that are inspiring you in turn!