Evolution You Can't Deny

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.  :) 

 That really awkward looking card with the fake photo-tabs in the corners and the boring brown and tan colors is my very first business card.  You would have hired me after seeing that card, right?  ;)    The best part about that card is the fact that it's on photo paper, so the back has the photo paper brand stamped across the back. 

That really awkward looking card with the fake photo-tabs in the corners and the boring brown and tan colors is my very first business card.  You would have hired me after seeing that card, right?  ;)    The best part about that card is the fact that it's on photo paper, so the back has the photo paper brand stamped across the back. 

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. 

 This is my current business card and I feel so proud to give it out. It is simple, clean, bright, and airy to reflect my brand.  

This is my current business card and I feel so proud to give it out. It is simple, clean, bright, and airy to reflect my brand.  

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!)