I have embarked upon a remarkable adventure lately.
For me, anyway.
And that adventure is called "Try to contribute a little income to our home."
I started out looking for graveyard shift positions at The Valmart, because with a Bachelor's Degree that is almost 6 years old and still brand-spankin' new in the package and gathering dust, I'm not qualified for much.
But then a little voice whispered that I should start an Etsy business. I wasn't sure if this voice was crazy. Because I am not fabulously talented like my friend Erin over at Sutton Grace. (seriously. check her out.) I can't sew to save my life. I love to make handmade cards, but really? I'm no better than everyone else, if we're honest.
But I had put together some graphic design for friends recently, and had a fabulous time doing it. So when that little voice became a little more insistent, I thought, "Hm. Maybe I could do a little graphic design. Maybe."
And guess what????
Turns out, people kind of like what I make.
And that makes me feel amazing.
So I guess the point is kind of "Follow Your Bliss". Because I don't have a degree in graphic design. Heck, I don't even have photoshop. I just have Gimp, which is free. And for the first time in 6 years I am contributing, in whatever small way, to my family and society in a way that makes me feel bigger and happier and my life a bit fuller.
Here are a few of my favorites, so far.