A couple of months ago in June I wrote about my job. Or rather, about how and why I quit my job. It felt good at that time and today, as I write this, it still feels good. It does because it opened up my mind, reloaded my energy and got my creativity running again. All of this I could invest in my family and in setting up my own business. So that's what I've done over the past 5 months. I set up my own business.
If I would have looked for a new job with an employer telling them what I would like to do, they would have looked at my CV saying: "Uhm, yes nice, but where can I find the word "design" in your education? Where does it show me you can actually SELL something? I mean DID you ever SELL something? Marketing, Customer Service do you have a reference? A clue? Anything?"
And I would have said something like: "No, but don't worry, I can do it. By the way: I have two small kids, so it would be great if I could work flexible hours...."
So, I just went ahead doing my own thing, and by chance, around the same time, I met Edith Minne, the wonderful owner from Renaissance Ribbons. She was looking for an opportunity to export to Europe. I immediatley fell in love with her ribbons and "volunteered" on the spot. Now, 5 months later we are ready to go. The site is up, the shop is open and the first fair lies behind me (that was fun!).
If you like, go and have a look at www.ribbonsandcrafts.com. It's not perfect, I have given up on that, but it's me and I love doing this. Thank you Edith for giving me this opportunity, thank you all dear family for your support!
Bits and pieces of this will appear on this blog now and then, as they are part of my life and part of what keeps me busy. But I won't overdo it. The site is my business and this is my blog - it's as simple as that.