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Months in the making and that is no joke. This topic has been hard to shake off. Let's just say that if I'm relatively quiet in terms of sharing my thoughts on this blog, you will know that I'm either super, super busy with projects or I am seriously deep in thought about something...that I am just waiting for the right moment to share.
I'm still not 100% sure, but I guess as soon as I hit publish on this post, I will have decided that it is indeed the right moment. Recording this one for some reason really scared me. And now on the other side of completing it, I have to say that I feel a huge sense of relief . You know the moments when you are passionate about sharing something, but you worry about whether it will come out right, how it might be received ~ that instead of saying it, you hope the need to share it will just go away? But it doesn't. In fact somewhere in your brain the story just begins to write itself every time you think of it. When this happens to me over a period of time, I know that it needs to be shared. It's the 'The War of Art' -If you've read this book then you know it's actually all Steven Pressfield's fault.
Also, I do want to emphasize that overall I feel very optimistic, and excited about where I'm headed with Creative Thursday, especially with this new fabric adventure. And I want to say again how much I appreciate the partnerships I've developed on the publishing side. I really love the companies I'm working with to take my brand farther. In no way shape or form do I want to discourage anyone from expanding their brand on a larger scale, because aside from reaching a larger audience there is so much to be learned and inspiration to be found in collaborative efforts. And money to be made.
If you had told me five years ago that I would be standing here today, I would've been thrilled. And I am thrilled. I am however, also much wiser about what it is going to take to keep Creative Thursday expanding in the way I envision. I hope by sharing this part of my journey it will help those of you embarking on a similar path to be more aware of the whole picture.
I'm in the learning phase all over again and when I have more to share and am officially rolling in money ;) I will keep you posted.