back to life
okay. my vacation was the SHIT. I keep telling people that I cannot properly articulate how exquisitely wonderful it was...but that word works. I feel like I need to do an entire post just on the sunrises and sunsets alone.
In my absence, I let some stuff go.
Can I tell you guys the truth?
i miss making stuff. not for other people...not product, but stuff for myself.
you know how people say "go big or go home?"
why are those the only options?
Before I left I was soooo on edge. Raising a brand new puppy was leaving me little time for anything else. I was feeling resentful that my husband got to go to work everyday and I was left at home to squeeze a minute here and there for myself and my work. I didn't know how to make it work without sticking my pup in a crate downstairs and just popping in some earplugs. Uhm welcome to guilt city...no way could I do that.
After dissolving into tears...my husband asked me what I wanted. Funny...I never asked myself that question. It felt loaded. Did I want to just close the shop for a bit and focus on design clients...or did I want to stop taking clients and just be a dog mom. All I really know is I'm pushing 40 and I feel like all things are possible. Now is the time in my life when I have both the energy and resources to try a lot of things.
So here's the deal.
I'm not going big...but, I'm not going home either.
My plans for the shop are simple. I want to produce well designed product when inspiration strikes. It won't be a lot and it may be sporadic. It will be something I love and not something I forced. Bananafishstudio was always meant to function like a boutique and not a superstore.
This not going big means that perhaps I can go wide instead. I can cast my net in many directions and see what amazing things I catch.
Thanks for joining me on this journey. Once I empty my memory card I will share a few more vacation pics and take a few of the new products I've got coming. I'm thinking late August, early September. I've got wedding invitations on the front burner.