This past week has been quite the whirlwind. I have started doing my illustration and graphic design work pretty much full-time, which is super exciting but also scary as heckkkkkk. I saw a quote that said "the fear of failure will kill dreams more than actually failing ever will" or something along those lines. I believe this could not be truer. There are so many scary aspects to going out on your own. So much self-doubt. Will I make enough money? Will people like my work? Should I expand product categories? The list is endless! I think when you're close to something truly great, really amazing that will actually have huge ripple effects on your life, there are always so many obstacles that emerge. I believe these are all placed there by the universe, or whatever you believe in, to see if this is something you really want. Pursuing a business idea/passion is not for the faint-hearted. I don't know if I will ever be very extremely successful with my work, but all I know if I love doing it so I have to try! Even if it doesn't end up being a massive success financially, I think I will learn a lot about myself, and how far I can push myself if I am determined enough.
One huge lesson I have already learned this week is the importance of separating 'home' from 'work'. Realistically when you're working from home, anytime you're at home is a constant reminder that you should/could be working. This causes an insane amount of guilt, which is something I will definitely need to work on (example: writing this at 1 am instead of sleeping). This isn't a complaint, because I love what I do. I could do it all day and never be upset, but that also makes it hard to create time for other things. This is something I have always struggled with even when lzysunday was just a teeny tiny side-hustle, I wanted to do it constantly. I thought that going for it full-time would relieve some of my craziness but I guess not.
Anyways, I am learning every day and it's just the beginning! If you've read this far, thanks for reading! I am going to try to update this blog, bi-weekly on what is going on with the shop, life and other great products that I want to share.
Please feel free to reach out if you ever want to ask me any questions, or if you have anything you'd like to see as a blog post and I will make it happen!
Love always, Effie xo