October: One Year Later


“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments


I’m not quite sure when I started Summer Child Designs last year. It was a blurry transition from idle brainstorm to actively working with purpose. But I do know that despite the name, Summer Child Designs was official by October in 2016.

And now it’s one year later.

Part of me isn’t really ready to celebrate. And I think it is largely because I know I have a ways to go. It’s a journey, right? …While it certainly feels like I’m constantly winging it (sometimes I definitely am), in reality, I’m usually pretty good about doing my research and setting somewhat reasonable goals for what I can accomplish… and really, I know the work hasn’t changed and there is a lot more that needs doing (but good news, I still enjoy it! *whew!*)

But then again, part of me wants to celebrate anyway. I mean, it’s one year later! And I’m still here! I don’t usually condemn quitting, but I think I still deserve to be proud of not giving up, right?! Right.

For this last year my primary goal has been to open my Etsy shop…which I obviously did. So for the rest of the month — from today until midnight (central time) on Halloween, I’m going to host a ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SALE.

20% off everything in Etsy my shop! Including even my latest piece, The Autumn Tree!

The Autumn Tree
The Autumn Tree

Whether I feel like celebrating or not, I am so grateful that I have this wonderful opportunity, and experience — and that I still enjoy it so much! I’m definitely back to work, feeling motivated, and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!


One thought on “October: One Year Later

  1. Congratulations. You make me so proud to know you and watch your creativity grow. Keep it going. The best is yet to come.


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