I'm not going to lie, its been a rough week. Business isn't as 'busy' as I would like it to be. Of course my studio has only been open a week, but its hard when you have no idea if money will be coming in. I've pretty much been booking appointments the day before or the day of so far. Its hard to prepare for anything, because I never know what the next few days will hold. I guess that's another wonderful thing to learn about being self-employed! :)  (Even though sometimes I feel as if I'm unemployed instead! lol)

But after a huge motivational push from my very understanding & supporting husband, I've been doing a lot better. I went into a vinyl sign store & ordered some vinyl letting for my studio door. Unfortunately the complimentary sign the landlord supposedly ordered, still has NOT arrived. So I thought I would pay for a little advertising myself. (Plus the installation charge was minimal and I was grateful I didn't have to put it up. My OCD would have overwhelmed me and it would have ended up crooked & with bubbles.) Thank you to Richard at this awesome store in the mall. (Believe it or not, I don't think I caught the name of the places...oops!) He did a great job guiding me through the design process. Do you know how many different fonts are out there??? Holy crap it took me almost 30 minutes to pick the 2 I used. Ugh, it was hard!

I do feel much better about things. Even the small things, like vinyl lettering, can make me feel more reassured and excited again.  Thank you Joe and to all my supporters - I love you guys and I'm very grateful for the 'pushes.' I sure needed them.

My #264 -A sign that makes my studio look more 'official!' (And sorry I blocked out my phone number for this 'ever-so-public' blog.)


  1. That looks fantastic!! I'm with Joe on this, you might need to do a little reaching out. Remind people that you have moved and let them know that you are now open and ready for business. With how wonderful you are I find it hard to believe that you won't keep the majority of your clients. I think is is awesome that you are embarking on this new journey and I support you 110%... at least every other week :)