I never know where to draw the line between narcissism and just plain ‘ole keeping you in the know, but since I had a few friends spot the latest issue of Where Women Create and call me out for not saying anything, I thought I’d spell it out: yes, that’s me on the cover! And yes! I got my red polka-dot tights in there!
I’ve loved reading this magazine over the past many years because it gives a great view about women of all ages and backgrounds and their creative businesses and spaces. In fact, I wish I would have known about it when I was young–I think it would have helped drive my creative ambitions sooner. Sometimes you just don’t know that certain jobs or lives exist until you see someone living it and then you realize, “why can’t that be me?”
The article is one that I penned about my experience in the creative industry so far. I’ve mentioned bits and pieces of it over the years, but I go into more details here. I’m still constantly shocked that I have a job that supports my family, and now several other people. Of course, it’s also not shocking because I’ve worked super hard at it over the years, but to think that a hobby turned into a career is something I’m learning to be proud of. And I say “learning to be proud of” because I find that I don’t always celebrate the milestones–I’m REALLY excellent at acknowledging the milestonesI have NOT reached yet. I also spill some details about some progress going on behind the scenes that I haven’t addressed on the blog. So, if you’re interested, go pick up a copy at your local bookstore or craft store or buy online here.