Monday, July 14, 2014

What Are Your Dreams? and opening an Etsy shop...

This past week I went out with some friends to see one of our other friend's bands play at a local brewery. While we were sitting there someone leaned over and asked "What was my dream" (at first I thought she asked what my drink was, but it was loud in there). It caught me off guard. I have so many dreams and things I want to do but when someone asked me point blank I stuttered. I thought, what really, in my heart of hearts was my dream? I want to be a mom, I want to start of family with Josh and raise children in love with the Lord, a passion for adventure and the everyday. I also want to one day be able to make a living on my art.

So for the past couple of months I have been dragging my heels about opening up an Etsy shop. But since school has ended I have had a lot more time to think about what I might want to do. I have also been inspired by these girls! I love thrifting, a great afternoon would be a iced coffee in one hand and the other searching for treasures at a Goodwill (to bad they don't allow drinks in store). I was finding a lot of Lilly Pulitzer items (which so happens to be one of my style icons) that weren't my size and I hated passing them up. Then I got to thinking, I could use my love for thrifting and Lilly and turn it into a business.

I have been making button Lilly Pulitzer earrings out of recycled clothing and it has been so much fun. I opened my shop on Etsy and even got brave enough to ask a local shop to sell my stuff, and they said yes (they give their part of the commission to a women's shelter, so amazing!).

My prayer for you Dear Reader is that you run towards your dreams that God has placed in your heart.That you take risks and are passionate about them. I pray that you use your dreams to better the lives of others and that you find fulfillment in them. I pray that when someone asks you what your dream is that you are able to verbalize it. That you know what you want. We aren't promised tomorrow so lets live for today.

 So tell me what are your dreams?

Happiest Monday, hope you are living your dreams!


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