Today is the first "official" day that Shannon Marie Design is open. I'm super excited to go down this road, and work hard to get my jewelry in the hands of those who will love it. It won't be for everyone...but I'm thankful for that. I am pretty sure my fingers would just fall off it were. It WILL be for those who love unique, individual styles.
Part of getting it seen is asking friends for help! So, please share with anyone you know who might love their own piece of handcrafted jewelry! I'd be forever grateful :-)
Here we go...
As I draw ever nearer to the day that I go live, my nerves are rearing their ugly little heads. It's hard to quiet the internal critic, the fears, the self doubt. But I tell myself to press on!
While I worry over whether anyone will like the jewelry I make as much as I do, I tell myself to press on. While the internal narrative tells me that everyone is tired of seeing your "latest venture," and rolling their eyes over the fact that I can't make up my mind, I tell myself to press on. While the little naysayer on my shoulder tells me that my pieces aren't good enough, or that nobody will pay what I think it's worth, I tell myself to press on.
I press on because I have to. The urge in me to create simply can't be suppressed. What I've come to realize though, is that I don't want to suppress it. And the negative thoughts? The naysayers? The eye rollers? Who cares!???!?! Those who love me will support me. Those who are comfortable in their own skin, who are doing what they love, and seeking their own dreams, will understand my plight. So I press on. I press on in search of something that fulfills me outside of being a wife and a mother. I press on in search of stretching myself to reach heights I only thought were possible in my dreams.
I press on because I'm ready to fly. Will you come along for the ride?
And just for fun...a peek at a pair of earrings I've recently made...
I'm so excited to be getting ready to officially launch Shannon Marie Design! Stay tuned for all the latest and greatest. And trust me...it's gonna be great!