Friday, June 08, 2012

It's Great News Friday: Confessions for the Soul!

So over the past months, I have been hinting at so much happening behind the scenes with me and so today I can actually tell you guys a few of the great news I have been holding on to. Wheww! The first is that I started dabbling in stationery a few months ago and I really loved it. It was such a stress reliever for me - not to mention it was fun. From there, I decided that I was spending tons on stationery supplies and so I wanted to recoup my investment. From this, Koby and Kylie Co. was born. Named after my two pooches, it gives me something to look forward to on days when all you need is something creative. You can find me at Koby and Kylie Co., on Facebook and also on Twitter and Pinterest. I would love for you guys to let me know your thoughts. I am still very small and growing but it makes me smile everyday as I see it mold into something. And while I must admit, I have lots of work to do here because I have neglected it for some time now!

My next great news is that about three weeks ago, I decided to start my own marketing, branding and communications company. As many of you know (or may not know), I worked in the interior design industry as a Marketing/Communications Director for a firm. I think it was time to take the leap and put the faith in myself to do the things I am capable of doing and to do them on my own terms for my own happiness and well being. My company is called Studio Brand Collective and you can find more information about me here and also on Twitter and on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

It's funny how as I write this, I get teary eyed because there has been so much that has been happening behind the scenes and there has been so much that has motivated me to do these things (whether negative or positive motivation). I am happy I did this and I will work hardest for me because I know I have my own good intentions in mind. And that's the most important thing after all. Because over the years, I have learned that happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. You work hard and design the life you intend you live.

And this post wouldn't be complete without saying thank you to those people who listened to me, heard me stress, saw the tears and still knew my strength even if I questioned it sometimes. See, that's who we are as human beings, we question our capabilities and ourselves and ultimately, we are our own worst enemy. Well touché to those days and touché to those people who stand before you and smile and with every breath also try to cut your legs from beneath you. Touché to those who while you give, they take and take and take and with no good intentions. And touché to those who will always put their ulterior motives and interests in the game and always ahead of yours. And thank you for people like SB, KA, LT, SL, BM, BH, RS, and RL. You give me hope that there really are great people who can be in your corner! And thank you for everything you are!

until next time...

P.S. This is the first post I think I have done without any photos!  Please feel free to email me any questions or comments at Happy Friday!!