It's my 2nd birthday, well ours...the blog, the business. I can actually start to say that this is what I do, rather than "oh, I've just started...we'll see how it goes".
I quit my job with a vague plan to paint and play snap with the little one and sell bunting on the side. In the hope that come school time, I would have a little business that will fit around the school holidays, play dates, sick days and snow days that are all heading my way.
Here I am, 2 years later with a child about to start school and a business making a profit. It hasn't been plain sailing by any means, but I'm lucky to do what I do and be able to spend time with the little one. Not everybody has this luxury.
I have scored some big projects for some fairly big clients but there is nothing better than opening an e-mail from a bride that says "Thank you. It's perfect". I don't remember getting a lot of those while working in my old office job.
Two years on, am I making a profit? Yes. Am I making a living? No
Is it worth it? Absolutely.
I have two babies that are growing up....my daughter and my business. They both take a lot of work and both are so, so , so rewarding. This life is a better life.