In collaboration with Famous Footwear and their #stepforward campaign I am sharing a bit of my journey today…
Around this time six years ago I quit my corporate job and never looked back. This was the biggest Step Forward I’ve ever made. I was fresh out of school, working very long hours, underpaid, and completely unhappy. I’ve always known I wanted to do something creative, I went to art school and the only jobs I’ve ever had were working in design / fashion. I just didn’t know quite how to branch out on my own until I found myself in a place where it was absolutely necessary for my well being. So there I was, jobless with an Etsy shop and no real plan. I started a blog with Sarah at Starbucks one afternoon. We laughed about it and joked about what we were doing with our lives. My blog was nothing for a long time but it gave me the outlet I needed to share, create, and challenge myself to think outside of the box and come up with ideas. I began painting more, taking on custom projects and sharing them all on the blog and in my etsy shop. I got a few works published on big wedding blogs and started seeing more inquiries coming in. As I worked harder to be unique and grow my offerings I saw even more sales and work coming in. This was the most confidence building thing, to see people enjoying what I was creating! To be able to share my work and let it serve as inspiration to others continues to give me confidence in my craft and pushes me to #stepforward into new challenges and bigger ideas. I chose these Adidas to use as my canvas for creating my #stepforward moment.
Famous Footwears #stepforward campaign is inspiring and empowering women to find confidence. While Famous Footwear so kindly sponsored this post, this is a message I am 100% behind! You will never see me promoting something I do not truly love so I thank you for supporting the partners who help support my little blog.