Today I’ve decided to post about where I stand currently. I am struggling with finding balance in creating and the business aspect of beginning a business. I use the word struggle lightly because all of this is fun for me yet it is pertinent that I form somewhat of a schedule to balance the two. Why? I can’t promote a creative business with no products to sell but I must also learn the ropes of promoting my business so that I have an audience to sell my products to.
This isn’t all that I am juggling as I work two jobs and run a personal blog as well. If only there were two of me! Today was a productive day in many ways. I was able to create the backgrounds of a few pieces and I went supply shopping 🙂 You can expect a haul post sooner than later. Yesterday I actually assembled my first sketchbook. I am proud of the design and the binding. I will be selling an array of items once I post the products. If you have any personal request, now is the time to get me making it. This process has turned out to take longer than I realized but I am in no hurry. If I only have 5 products for sale by April, so be it. This is a labor of love and I will not stop until I am satisfied.
So far this adventure has proven to be productive on many levels. I am learning ways to create, learning about myself and connecting with my Ma on a different level. I am reaping the benefits at no cost. I have fumbled with self-doubt the most but that has been the biggest lesson yet. I am persistent to spread awareness and compassion. We all have a purpose and mine is requiring me to push beyond my boundaries and get uncomfortable before my breakthrough. I will succeed in this endeavor. Success for me isn’t measured in quantity but quality.
I am facing challenges that have held me back for far too long. I will conquer these and prove once and for all that I am enough. Typing that made me proud of myself. It is my dedication to the mental health community that will keep me pushing forward. I once read a blogger apologize for talking about his poor mental health on his site, you will never hear me apologize for my mental state. I encourage all of my followers to #speakup and #stopthesilence in regards to mental health. It spreads awareness. If ever you are struggling with anything, feel free to contact me via my contact page. I will respond. Maybe not immediately but as soon as I see it, within 24 hours.
In other news, I posted an Amazon Wishlist on Monday if you are interested in checking it out. I have very few items on there. While you are there be sure to click around and see if there is anything you’d like to order using my link.