Hey bunnies! Hope you guys are doing well! Myself? I've been...all over the place. I was so excited to finally open up my ♥ Etsy Shop ♥ but things have been a little tough.
I have been doing all kinds of notices, even linking to some of my stuff through sites like Twitter, We Heart It and Tumblr. I have gotten views but it is a little frustrating when I get the views but nothing else. I have to keep reminding myself I'm just starting out, so it will be a little rough in the beginning. I also lost my job recently. Now I'm not gonna use my blog to whine to you guys about my problems but I will say this:
Not everything is an overnight sensation.
Sometimes you have to keep working hard at what you do. If you love it and want to keep it going, then you need to put your all into it. Once people see your passion, then they'll realize that this is something that could be awesome. And when you have loved ones or even total strangers see what you do and actually love it, then you get support. Support turns into belief. And that's what keeps you going.
My mom was super sweet and got me Rise of the Guardians on DVD, trying to cheer me up. We watched it yesterday and I have to say, this movie really does lift my spirits. If you haven't seen the movie, then I suggest you do. It's not just about a bunch of legends trying to save their holidays - it's about never giving up and the power of believing.
Even when things seem to be going downhill and there is no relief in sight, you can always count on your friends and loved ones to help you make it through.
I always had a love for cute things and art. With a lot of pushing from loved ones, I started buying supplies and eventually sold stuff at my first con! Last weekend, I finally opened my shop.
And while I haven't made any actual sales and I am currently jobless, it feels good to devote my full time to creating. A few of my friends said some things that totally opened my eyes too. Things like that "Maybe the universe is pushing you to do your thing now?" or "Maybe you needed this push to get you out of the slump you always end up in. This is what you needed to get started on what you really need to do."
Maybe it is. Maybe it really is time to finally just do what I need to do. And if that means to create my own art, rather than copy someone else's like I was told to do at work, then I'll do it.
Life hasn't always been easy, but seeing that there are those that care and believe in me, then maybe - just maybe, it's finally time to be my own artist. It will take a bit of time and practice, but until I get there, there won't be turning back.
Just like in Rise of the Guardians, as long as people believe in you - they can see who you really are. I want to be seen for who I really am. And I won't give up until I do.
Universe - I am listening. World - I am ready for you!
Until Next Time~