This morning we talked about how much it's helped us to have parents who are self-starters. Both my mom and dad built their business from scratch: she as a textile artist, and he as a freelance architect. Their efforts gave us a beautiful home and access to a bicultural education. Had we had other examples, we would probably not be self employed.
Vanessa began her business in 2005 in the kitchen of her apartment. She soon was teaching sixty students a week and now she has over 50,000 followers on social media. I had the fortune to sell my first jewelry collection in a local design fair in 2009, and since then I've created hundreds of one-of-kind pieces that now belong to wonderful people around the world.
The path of the self starter is not easy and can be uncertain, but it is stimulating and rewarding. Thanks to the internet, we can now find role models beyond our families. I hope you find those who inspire you to do what you love and to start with what you have. You will embark on a great adventure!
Handmade with 100% recycled sterling silver.
Soon in my online shop.