Well, in short, I’m an only child who grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta. I’ve always had a crazy obsession with animals, any body of water, being with my family, crafting …and did I mention… animals?
I’ve had tons of different jobs ranging from waitress to Kennel Manager to 911 Dispatcher…. and construction…? Not sure how those all happened to someone in the same lifetime, but I really enjoy random.
Me and my boyfriend, Hunter, moved out to the country a few years ago and we fell in love with all of it. However, we did not love our 40 mile drive to the metro for work. We said our goodbyes and settled into jobs a bit closer to home. I became a 911 dispatcher and he started building bridges. We really like random.
I adored my new job and the people I worked with, but I was working 12-hour graveyard shifts and we were understaffed. About a year in, I was beginning to look like a vampire…. and act like one. I wasn’t attacking people (yet), but I was always tired, grumpy and as white as Casper.
How done was I? Really done. I just quit. I walked in and threw up the deuces and left. Well, I left a month later and after a lot of tears- I like to act like I’m a badass but I’m crazy emotional when I leave a job.
Well, what now? My whole life I had people tell me I was creative, smart, a good writer, funny, thoughtful, a people-person….blah blah blah…. None of that was something that could land me a traditional 9-5 job. But…. I sure did love to write and I had been drawn to creative stuff my whole life. So, I decided to take the risk of a lifetime and try being unemployed…uh… I mean an entrepreneur.
Now, I have a shop that sells custom gifts, house decor and clothes. My whole purpose here is to share all of my goof ups and tips to not goof-up when being creative. I hope I can help your projects a little easier and maybe put a smile on your face.