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img junesfclosebThis website has been almost 4 years in the making. 4 years! Take a moment and click around the website. I will wait. How was that epic journey? I know, I know, you're probably amazed at how intricate and full this website is. lol I'm really good at procrastinating.

 Why spend hours and hours on a website when I could be sewing? Every major holiday my brother/web designer and I would discuss next steps. Every holiday we would laugh at how I hadn't accomplished anything. 


img sslineThroughout those 4 years I would lovingly look at my friends websites and wish I could be as cool as them. I often talk with my creative friends and we support and encourage each other through the ups and downs of owning a business.  Whenever I brought it up with them they were always so amazing and encouraging. I would be pumped. I would tackle it and I would be victorious. Then after an hour I would lose motivation. 


img elemilhangThen one magical day something clicked in my soul. You can hope, dream and visualize any amazing future possible but unless you put the work in your dreams aren't going anywhere. I'm pretty sure I've been told this many times before. I remember 2 years ago hearing that behind every overnight success you see there is about 10 years of really hard work. I think my brain stopped listening after hearing overnight success. 2018 was really great for me in so many ways. I won a brand new Bernina sewing machine! I travelled to the Galapagos Islands! I won so many things that I've lost track. I also found myself very frustrated because I could so clearly see my goals but there was this Grand Canyon between where I was standing and the end. 


 bernina winSo this year, 2019, I committed to putting the work in. Not only in my business but in all areas of my life including my family, my health, my relationships, my house and who I am as a person. It's exhausting just thinking about it. I don't want to look back at my life and wonder what could have been. I'm going to put the work in to push myself to achieve all my dreams. I need to stop living a passive life and start living an active life. If I never achieve my goals then at least I can look back and know I gave it my all.


Stay cool!

- Amanda