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So I don't know about you but this past week had some road blocks and on Wednesday I found myself watching This Is US with a box of tissues (because... hello!? How do they make me cry every time.) instead of working. I was tired, friends. Discouraged. Wondering if I'm supposed to quit this artist life and get a "real job". You can read more about it on Instagram here.
Well I'm happy to say I'm sticking around but that valley was real for me. I was down in the dumps like I haven't been in a while. I share this for a couple reasons:
1. I NEVER want to look like I "have it all together" or that this business stuff is easy. When too many emails or posts go by without a dose of reality in there, I worry I'm coming across as fake. And that's the LAST thing I want to do. This handmade artist life is HARD. I LOVE it and wouldn't trade it but it's a lot of hustle and grind.
2. God is good. Even in the junk and in the valleys of life. He encouraged me with this verse "The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still." Exodus 14:14. I was tired of fighting so He reminded me that He is the One fighting for me.
3. If you're a creative small business owner (or if you want to be but don't know where to start)... listen up! I've been to the school of hard knocks in this creative business. For reals people... and I have a degree to prove it. LOL. I've made loads of mistakes and learned lots of stuff I wish I knew sooner. Sooo I'm going to start offering some business basics training classes at reasonable, affordable prices (hello why do all the online biz classes cost $997???? NOT mine! Not even close!) I want to help others avoid some of the timely and costly mistakes I made along the way!
4. If #3 applies to you and you think you could benefit from any of these trainings, I would love to know what you need help with! Leave me a comment below!
Ok friends... that was a lot for a Saturday morning! Phew!
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