Hello, I’m back! After a very busy few months getting my rain boots into production (they’re now available for pre-order on my website!), traveling to Chicago for the Renegade Craft Fair and Washington DC for Crafty Bastards, launching a brand new website, and working on what feels like a million other projects, I’m here with a new guest post!

hope, or let’s just be by Jessica Swift

And it’s a good one, I think, because it’s all about taking your power back and choosing to be in charge of your own business instead of listening to other outside voices and opinions. Sounds good, right?

For a long time in my business, I tried to do things the “right way”. I put that in quotes because I was trying to do things for my business that others wrote on their blogs I should be doing – people who were successful in my eyes and who seemingly had it all figured out. So all these bloggers’ opinions were swirling around in my head, telling me what I should and shouldn’t be doing, and I was listening. I allowed their views to be more important than my own, and it sucked my energy out of what I was doing. It wasn’t fun. Like, AT ALL. (more…)