I am very excited to be sharing something new with you today.
Throughout all of my experiences as a shop owner over the past year and a half, I've come to realize that I have an abiding passion for talking to other women about their dreams and interest in starting creative businesses of their own. So often a customer will say to my mom and me, "I would love to do something like what you're doing," or "This has always been my dream, too." Other customers have set a great handbag down on my counter, worn a beautiful necklace into the shop, or sent me a cute birthday card, and when I compliment them on it, they tell me they made it themselves! I love that. I also love freely sharing my experiences with other people. For these reasons and more, I have decided to begin a second blog, one devoted to recounting my journey as a new entrepreneur to anyone who has a similar interest or even just curiosity about how all of this works.
I am not alone in this venture. My new blog is co-written by my friend Kelly, who many of you know as the designer behind these flowers, this moon, a modern vintage jewelry line we carry at The Blissful Home. In our new blog, called A Boutique Industry, Kelly and I will share the details of how we each found our way to entrepreneurship (after being educated for something totally different, after first careers, after starting a family, after being broke, etc.). It is our intention to tell the truth about what it's like to grow a business from the ground up--the day-to-day habits, the unglossy realities, and the amazing confirmations that yes, this is truly IT for me. We hope to offer practical ideas plus support and encouragement to all of you out there who have a creative passion burning inside you. We also want to network with other women entrepreneurs. We look at it as a great dialogue between us and each of you, and all of us together. It'll all be here: boutiqueindustry.blogspot.com. I hope you'll come along for our journey!