January 2, 2019
Happy New Year!
This morning was my first yoga class of 2019! While laying my mat across the wooden floor a warm sensation came over me. I stood for a second to dial into my feelings and quickly realized that what I was feeling was love, being in love and being loved. This security made me feel absolute peace. My heart was in deep contentment, more so than I could ever remember. I sat on my mat wanting to savor the feeling and reflect why was I feeling so grateful and at this precise moment, so at peace.
2018 was a monumental year for me. I made a decision to let go of “demands” without proper compensation. Demands that took a toll on my health, my creativity, and my ability to reach out to those that I care for most. For most of my adult life, life centered on meeting the demands of everyone around me until I was an afterthought. My health took a bit of a toll, my eyes were always red, my body ached, I’d gained too much weight. Working outside in the sun and my cortisol level caused me to have a severe case of melasma. Who am I and where am I going? It was at the end of 2017 that my love suggested tenderly that I focus my life on what and who makes me happy. Kids are now all grown up and it was my turn. He believed in my creative talent for making quality jewelry that women love and love to give. “The Only Way Out is Through”~ Carl Jung.
With his computer science/business background and his meticulousness for detail, we paired and I got to focus on design and customer relations. I’m not good at the business aspect. Inventory, spreadsheets and numbers all a blur. Those of you who know me, know that my heart is mush and I’d give my jewelry away if you loved it enough and I knew it was going to a good home, but at the same time, once we’re connected, I’m so in tuned with your aesthetics and if I know you’ll regret your purchase later, the sale doesn’t matter, I’d tell you.
Fast forward to the end of the first year 2018. My website is complete ( there will always be room for improvements and we will improve accordingly). Our goal for 2019 is to add 5 new products per week. We’re reaching out all across the country and many of those clients have already repeated orders. International sales have also begun to come in….YAY!! This has been my most successful year to date. My health is improving, I’ve lost 2 dress sizes, the red veins in my eyes have cleared and my melasma is almost all gone...surprising my dermatologist. My kids are happy and my love knows he is loved!
If you’re reading this, then I’m speaking to you! Thank you for being unique, thank you for trusting “handmade”, thank you for supporting a small business, thank you for supporting a woman that has endured so much and thank you for allowing me to give you a piece of my heart. I’m wishing all of you a year filled with endless possibilities, excellent health, and of course love!
Another quote: “The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure you seek” ~ Joseph Campbell. I’ve entered the cave and I’ve found the treasure.
Abundance of Gratitude,