HOLY COW, you guys. I found some little treasures this week.
Back story - Last weekend my in-laws were visiting and one thing I always do with my Mother-in-Law, Mindy, is go to our local St. Vincent's thrift store. This time we discovered a few really great furniture pieces - one of which is my new desk!!! EEEK! So excited to finally have a real grown-up desk to work on. It is an old teacher's desk with tons of desktop space and plenty of drawers. My home office dreams are starting to come true! :)
So after picking up my new desk, I had to clean out my little old one and I found the most amazing evidence of my evolution as a small business owner. I found all of my old business card designs. Every. single. business card. I have ever "designed" right there in the back of a drawer. I had no idea I still had them all. They are eye-opening, in a great way!
Now.... you have to understand that these cards date back to like 2006-2007ish.... and I was at the very beginning of my business. My very first "cards" were made in my amateur Corel Paint program and I printed them at home on Kodak photo paper! HA!! Definitely not impressive, but they are such undeniable evidence of my growth that I LOVE them. :)
We all have to start somewhere.... and usually it isn't the most glamorous of places. Our beginnings are rarely brag-worthy, but they are important. Very important.
If you are a creative entrepreneur just getting started and it feels like you are stuck in the beginning - keep pushing! Amazing things are yet to come! Then one day you are going to find your very first creations and think.... "Oh my god, I made this? "
I feel like I am just getting started myself sometimes... but that first business card reminds me that I have come such a long way. I am so delighted I found these and I just had to share them with you in hopes that it will inspire at least one person to keep pushing forward.
Keep pushing. Keep creating. Keep a record of it all.
(Then send me pictures of your progress!)