Sprinkle of Life... and so overdue! ®

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I just realized how long it has been since I have given an update, on life, in my little corner of the world.  Things have been good but honestly pretty stressful.  I am discovering more and more everyday that it takes A LOT of hard work and determination to have your own business.  It's a constant struggle trying to discover what works and what doesn't.  What brings success and what brings failure.  The worse part?  Is that it is usually you who has to make that call!  There isn't always someone there willing to give you an honest unbiased opinion.  So you have to watch... and wait... and hope... and then, often, try again until you find that magical combination.   I've been having a rough time with this lately...

Somedays I feel like I can't even describe what it is I do for a living.  Wait, scratch that... I try to do for a living.  See you must be making money to call it making a living.  I feel like the movie The Heartbreak Kid when he marries the "environmental researcher" only to discover she picks up trash off the beach or something like that.  Needless to say, they go into this long debate on what is volunteer work and what is a job blah, blah, blah... but that is how I feel?

I big portion of her argument is that she has to work her way up.  You know, "pay her dues" and such.  So is that what I am currently doing?  Or am I just volunteering?  I genuinely do not know these days... I want to say that hard work and dedication pay off in the end, but how can you be so sure?  How much longer can I get away with pursuing my dream before it becomes a financial nightmare?

I am the type who tries to remain optimistic no matter what... all blue skies and sunshine here!  But unfortunately, the occasional storm slips in and floods up everything!  What is the moral to this story you ask?  It all sounds pretty depressing you say?  No, cause you see, with storms comes rainbows!  Maybe this storm is just leading up to one of those double decker beauties!

Love & Lollies...

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  1. hope everything works out nicely for you, and keep your head high! :) everything is possible, you know!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  2. It takes time to become established & build up a name for yourself. Stick at it, it will pay you back!
    Happy Thursday xoxo

  3. you can do it darling! it takes a while perhaps and must keep strong but i have all faith in you. b^^d absolutely! huggles with much love, MMxoxo

  4. Aww, girl! Hang in there, love. I'm sure things will be looking up soon enough. You just need to believe in yourself. As long as you're passionate, I'm sure you'll be better than okay. :)

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  5. I know how you feel, Back in November I started a company and nothing happened and I'm still going to try to keep it going but I'm also going to open up an Etsy shop soon too. It's hard to follow your dreams, but things will work out the way they should...it's too bad we live so far away from each other, because I would totally help you out from a marketing stand point and just buy you a cup of coffee and talk about blogging and how were going to make it (financially) someday :)


    P.S. e-mail anytime if you need any help

  6. Friend, I am so proud of and excited for you! I always say: if it isn't hard work then it isn't worth it :) You are clearly working your little heart out and I am pretty... no wait... absolutely sure that things are going to be splendid for you!

  7. I loved listening to this post as I read it, the words really came to life!

    It's wonderful that you are pursuing your dream. I'm sure it's hard and terrifying, but that it will be worth it! Good luck :)

  8. Thanks ladies! Your words mean the world to me! I debated even posting this as I am not the type who likes to share my woos but I wanted to be real with all of you and I am so happy I was! Thank you all for all your love and support!


  9. I like that you shared these thoughts! If your attitude is anything to go by, you'll make it just fine :)


  10. There's this saying, I don't remember how it translates to english but; after each rain must sun come out.

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Indie by Heart

  11. I hear you babe, it's going to get better. It has to, because the only way is up and I know you're a go big or go home kinda gal which means you're throwing your all in to this. It will work out. What I'm loving the most is the surprises I get from trying to get my business off the ground, just when you think the latest bad thing is going to be the thing that breaks you, something amazing happens to counterbalance it. So keep on trucking and just try to make sure you get enough sleep.

  12. Hey girl, keep your head up. I know there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said, but it's all the truth. You're wonderful and good things will come to you! Because you deserve it, you hard, happy worker, you. :)

    ♥ hugs.

  13. Thanks girls! You are all so wonderful and I am grateful, through everything, that I've had the pleasure of getting to know you all!



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