Hey guys! It’s me, Lizzie. It’s been a little over two years since I’ve posted anything here and that sounds about right because I’ve been slightly lost in my creative direction for the last two years. A few things have happened…
I met an amazing man and his dog and fell in love with both of them
I worked for about a year and a half at a stationery store as their in-house designer
I quit that job to work part time for my friends (Craft Boner, Moore Collection, Reverie Living) so that I could have more time to pursue my creative business
I launched a wedding invitation business called Paper Girl Creative
The last two years have been really awesome. I learned a shit-ton about myself as a person, a partner and a creative. But I feel like I haven’t felt the flow like I used to when I initially launched Craftbelly. When I think back to 2014 when I created a successful Kickstarter campaign, moved to Denver and started a new life and business in a brand new city, I’m sort of flabbergasted by the amount of guts I had to do all of that. Part of that was definitely the naivety that I had about running my own business.
But part of that was this determination to just really follow my heart. I’ve always been a sensitive soul and I just feel things down to my very core. Not following my heart just feels like abandoning myself in a field where everyone is given a road map that has the exact same route on it and leads to the exact same place.
Yes, we will all end up in the same place, back to the Earth. Because we are humans, right? But how we get there…what we do on our way there…during our time here…that’s for us to figure out and no one else.
When I look back on the last 4ish years that I’ve been in Denver, I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished. And I want to accomplish more. I want to create more. I want to help others. I want to be inspiration to others and myself. I want to be good to people and to our Earth, where I will one day be a part of once again.
Whoa, that got deep quick, huh? Basically, the reason I’m back here sharing my story, two years later, is that I’m ready to dig deep again to figure out what I really want to do with my life. I created a 2019 Desk Calendar recently and I really love it. I enjoyed making it and loved the end product. I want to make more stuff like that! Craftbelly has and always will be my creative outlet. It started as just that - and then I turned into a business. Then I let it take a breath and just be the outlet again. And now I might be ready to get the business part rolling. We’ll just have to see, won’t we!