Top 5 Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Business || #BizBirthdayBash Savannah, GA

Top 5 Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Business || #BizBirthdayBash Savannah, GA

This past weekend (Sept. 15 – Sept. 18) was a wonderful weekend of touring Savannah, Georgia and finally getting the chance to meet my #bizbestie Cami Monet! Cami creates beautiful watercolor invitation designs and she and I have become close friends over the past year because we both went full time on the same day last year: September 16th. As our one-year business anniversaries drew close, we started to brainstorm ideas of things to do together. For one thing, we knew we finally wanted to meet in person! And second, we knew we wanted to do something to benefit our fellow creatives that were just getting started in their own businesses (or longing to get started, but not knowing quite how)…

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How to Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

For those of you who have followed me closely on Instagram, you may know that my calligraphy journey started in the fall of 2014 when I had an “awakening” in a sense. As a left-handed writer I finally realized that calligraphy was possible for me with the right tools. And, if I’m being entirely honest, that’s when the idea for a full-time career started to bloom.

I grew up in a household with a Dad who had started many small business endeavors over the years, many of which grew enough to where he could sell them. The spirit of entrepreneurship was instilled in me at a very young age. I loved playing banker and creating transactions where I either received or spent money. I would keep track of these transactions on a sheet of paper, always happy when I discovered that I had made a “profit”. Of course, this was all pretend but I was fascinated by the process…

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