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Shop Things.

It’s been almost a week since my last post, mostly due to the fact that I’ve just been swimming in shop-related things.  A few updates below:

1) I finally contacted the shop that copied my dare cards (remember that?).  The response wasn’t great… whatever.  I guess you live and learn – in this case I’ve learned to be smarter about stating my copyrights.

2) Speaking of dare cards… a super fun bunch of girls bought a set and had what seemed like the best bachelorette party EVER.  They posted tons of photos and my heart was overjoyed.  A GREAT reminder of why I do what I do.

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3) Taxes!  Business taxes.  Yikes.  No one talks to you about this when you launch your million dollar ideas, and as my shop continues to grow, the taxes continue to increase.  2013 was an amazing year, and my taxes proved it.  I’m also a little poor right now… haha

4) Passion.  The more and more I delve into this self-employment thing, the more I’m realizing what sets people/ companies/ products apart.  There are so many products/ items that are similar in design language, style, color, etc and the best thing I can do for myself is SHOW MY PASSION.  Do work with intentions and meaning.  This takes me to a handwritten piece I recently did…

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This piece means SO much to me because it is so personal.  These are the things I should be selling.

Other than all of that, it’s just business as usual around here.  I’m beginning to feel like I need more social interaction now that I work from home and am very aware of how much I do NOT speak to anyone all day…. lol.  #firstworldproblems

Happy Monday, friends!