You have to fight for that which you love. Fight long and hard and don't go down without swinging.
In the past year I have seen hurdles arise and trenches dig themselves in front of the stretching, winding path that my little business is on. I learned to rock with the boat and accept the lullaby of the waves. I taught myself how to use a DSLR in RAW format, how to edit photos in Lightroom, about wood working, how to sew, new difficult beading techniques I never thought I could do, more on taxes, LLC's, and insurances, how to design a logo in Adobe Illustrator, how to sew, about leather working with animal hides, and to top it off, I drove in downtown Atlanta traffic by myself while driving a manual transmission. The point is, if you want something bad enough, you work at it every day. You keep pushing forward through the growing pains. Growth can only come from hardships and trials. A flower doesn't just push through concrete and remain delicate and fragile. No! It becomes a beautiful, strong, badass on the other side.
In February circa1910 will debut two collections I've been working on around the clock for 6 months. I have put every ounce of my being into these and if they go up in flames, so be it. It doesn't matter- I will never stop fighting for this company that has changed so many lives, mine included.
I've got my extinguisher and boxing gloves ready. So Life, go ahead and light me up.
E L I N by circa1910- coming soon.