i've had a really great couple of days. yesterday was my birthday! actually, i didn't wake up feeling very exclamation-y... it was the first birthday i've had that i thought i could have done without. i mean, super happy to be alive and everything, but not so super happy to be moving on up in my 30's, if you know what i mean. and since i live back in my home state, my mom threw me a family birthday party (with macadamia nut pie & peach cobbler & presents!). i got a lot of gift certificates to the local garden supply, so i can stock my apartment full of large houseplants which i'm very excited about. i wasn't really looking forward to the party or this birthday, but my family really lifted my spirits. it made me grateful to be home. thanks, family!
i've also had a few fruitful dealings in regards to my line. i am opening myself up a bit more, putting myself out there, getting feedback. it's been very helpful & totally re-energizing. for those of us who design or do creative freelance work, it can get really isolated & lonely spending all that time at home (or in your head). although it's been challenging for me to put myself out there a bit, the rewards have already taught me that it's the right way for me to move forward. i get tired of trying to perfect things in my brain before sharing them with the world. i'm learning that things can be different (and i'm loving it already). thanks, world!