Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Confessions of a Procrastinating Craftaholic!!!!

Last year I was so excited about all the endless possibilities 2016 had to offer. I became a stay at home mom and I created a vision board full of pieces I wanted to make, social media genres I wanted to break into to, and places I wanted to travel to. It is now 2017 and I have yet to keep up with my blog, I am way to scary to think about "Going Live" much less become active on Periscope, and those pieces I was excited about making, mostly went undone.

With that being said... I did manage to start my business Jada Olivia! I make custom African skirts for the every day woman. I started at a local Sip and Shop and was pleased with my success. I think year to date I have sewn about 100 skirts, made amazing connections, and met some pretty amazing people. (I'm an extroverted introvert.)  I have also gone back to my obsession. I am a healthcare regulation buff and to supplement my income (I like to shop) I decided to go back into the work force. With that decision my baby took a back burner.

So now we are in 2017, I haven't sewn in the last quarter, except for a select few and I am starting to have that "I am not living to my potential" feeling. I look back at where I failed and decided to keep with my 2016 goals and just emphasize on those I was able to keep and put more work into those I did not even attempt. I may have to limit my time on Facebook (I see everything lol) and use those minutes to get my goals done., but I am ready for the challenge. I also noticed since I started my business, I haven't sewn anything for myself and with a couple trips I have planned this year I want to be able to say I made that and wear it well. I also want to expand my business. When clients ask me to make things I always shy away and say no. Not because I cannot, I actually took sewing classes and I'm pretty talented, but because fear is real and fear of failure is debilitating

I cannot say that 2016 was all a bust. I did manage to purchase home, travel, and make multiple woman feel beautiful. I stepped out on faith with our relocation and I must say this is the happiest I have been in a while. My children are flourishing and my marriage is pretty amazing....

So lets see what 2017 has for me... Join my journey and catch me live in the next few weeks!!!

New Year Blessings


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