jeans: forever 21
bag: c/o chicwish
Lately I have been trying to refocus on my priorities. Do you ever feel that sometimes you just need a bit of a change in the direction you were headed? I feel like I have been letting one of my main priorities (that being design) slip into the background a little bit and for some reason have been letting this handmade stuff shine brighter. Why... I'm not sure. Maybe I just enjoy letting creativity come out in any way possible. At the same time though, I can't forget that I have a career to uphold.
I think that over the past year I have been wanting the wrong things for myself. Dreaming that maybe one day I could make a bigger business out of my handmade stuff. It only just recently hit me that that's not what I need to be trying to do. I've realized that any type of handmade business is definitely hard work. There is so much competition, an over-saturated marketplace, and the amount of time I spend creating things just in hopes of making (what?) $20? .... It has stopped making sense to me. I commend everyone who has the dedication to turn their handmade creations into a career.
I've been a little lost after the slight downfall of my previous company. Instead of creating something new and trying to excel at it, maybe I just need to refocus on what I have already built, and make that even better. I've done it before, and I can do it again. I just need to remember to not get wrapped up in all of these other little projects and make design my top priority once again. It is who I am, and it is what I know. Sometimes life gives us a little kick in the butt to set us back on the right track.
Just some semi-intellectual thoughts to start your Monday off! Have you ever started a project and realized it's not what you should be doing?
p.s. I have a bunch of sponsor spots that opened up and others that are opening up in a few days. You can use code BYEJULYSM to take 50% off all small ad spots, and BYEJULY to take $5 off any other size spot... Until tomorrow only!