I'm often reminded while rummaging through old designs how those past ideas help to mold present ones.
It's nothing short of amazing to me as I travel back in time some almost twenty years, to ponder those first prototypes, designs, and packaging. Sometimes I say out loud, ("what the heck was I thinking!")
All kind of kidding aside, I also realize those nouveau ideas helped shape the ones today. I'm blessed to have learned the skills to perform those design tasks that help shape and brand my business, Bittersweet.
There's never been a day that I haven't loved doing that. Passion leads the way, always.
I'm also blessed to have those passions that offer the ability to make a living at what I love.
I believe hard work, determination, and passion will never fail you. Those feelings, thoughts, and independence are needed if you want to succeed in anything. At least you'll need one of those attributes.
You could probably also add the word stubborn. Because I am.
I have found that being stubborn can lead to good things and bad.
Isn't that the truth?
Jill, please, please don't get started on one of those philosophical discussion's!
Okay, I won't.
I was watching one of those dig in the dirt shows last night. You know, I really would have enjoyed being an archeologist. When I watch any archeology show, my full attention is focused on the show, along with their findings.
Having said that, I love what I do. But you what I mean, there's sometimes you think to yourself, I would have enjoyed doing that. I guess there's always time to do the things you wanted to do. Well, not necessarily, no, don't Jill!
I wanted to mention this morning how your positive impact really puts a smile on my face and a skip in my walk.
The past few days the shop has been happily greeting new customers, and you've all just really impressed me with your kindness and generosity.
Thank you for the reviews, and mostly, thank you for taking time out of your busy life to leave such wonderful comments.
I truly appreciate that.
I'm also reminded of how, without you, my business would not exist.