Hi friends! It’s been a MINUTE! Let’s catch up, yea? So - let’s first address the elephant in the room. Yes, I have been completely MIA and on an unplanned hiatus most of this year. 😬
When I came back from my month long stint in the Philippines I thought I would come back refreshed, ready to create, and overflowing with inspiration. That... didn’t happen. Truth is, being away from the daily grind and living simpler, made me realize all the parts of my life that I was unhappy with. The magic of traveling/ the Philippines 🇵🇭! My time there made me realize that I wasn’t enjoying April May anymore, or at least not the way I was doing things at the time. I had gotten myself into a place where I was just producing - and not creating. Most of my days were spent alone, in my studio, putting in loooong hours, making the same pieces over and over.
It sounds dramatic, but I really was heartbroken after this realization. I had worked SO hard and loved this business of mine so very much. I was so afraid I didn’t love creating jewelry anymore! So, I had to buy myself some time and figure things out.
At that point, I could have taken the obvious and easy route by changing the structure of my business to better suit me, but those changes called for financial resources I didn’t have access to at the time. So, I decided to do what I do and know best - hustle my way through it. 💪🏼 I sure as heck wasn’t about to throw in the towel and quit, I at least knew that much, quitting ain’t my style.
Thankfully, I had my Hairstyling career to lean on. My weekend, bridal hair styling business @dabridalsf was taking off, I was totally loving hair, so I decided to also get back behind the chair and start working in a full service salon again @figandclover! 🙌🏼🌿 AND I AM LOVING IT ALL. It’s been such a crazy adventure traveling for destination weddings with @dabridalsf, as a rep for @livingproofinc, and now seeing all my old clients/friends at @figandclover! I’ve realized that I need both mediums in my life, I need to interact with people throughout my day, and I need to keep progressing in ALL my crafts for me to be happy...