Silver Linings

Hey guys. It’s been a little while since my last post but stress at work is getting to be pretty bad and I’ve been really distracted by it. My friend – who is also feeling similarly – and I have adopted a new mantra to help ourselves get through it: ‘silver linings.’ It’s very important to be able to find the good in everything so that’s we are trying to do. Out of every dark cloud of a situation we are trying to find the silver lining, some are harder to realize than others. The other day I found a big one… I think I know what I want to do for the rest of my life. Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.

My friend had reminded of some pretty sound wisdom: “you should always do what makes you happy, but figure out how to get paid for it.” I reflected on how I love making things and surrounding myself with beautiful, homemade objects and how sharing those creations with others makes me happier than anything. It’s not just my silver lining, it’s my sun that pushes those dark clouds away.

I will continue to happily and faithfully make things and share them with my friends and family and, of course, you all. Now that I’ve figured out what it is I want to do my next goal is to figure out how to get paid for it. Baby steps.

I’ve got some great projects coming up and I am very excited to share my work and process with you. Stay tuned!

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