Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Follow your heart.

Believe in yourself.

Seek and ye shall find.

Live what you love.

Dream big.

Be not afraid.

I've said and re-said every encouraging cliche in my head a bagillion times, but now, it's forreal.

I've officially quit my day job, ladies and gentlemen! (Well, I've given my 2 week notice.)

This is quite an annoucement for me ... and one that's been a long-time coming.

It's perhaps the best thing I've ever done, but also, the most terrifying.

The drive, focus and faith in myself that  it requires seems overwhelming at times. But, I have to try. And if I fail, I will just get a real job again but never feel like a failure. 

The only failures are the ones who never try.

No looking back.

No regrets.

What else??

P.S. On a personal note. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported my shop in the past or posted a comment here. YOU are the reason I am able to do this!! I can never thank you enough.


ThreadRare said...

I think you have a beautiful shop, and you'll be great as a "full timer"! Good luck, you're an inspiration!

lolascarlett said...

I'm so happy for you, Emily! Looking forward to even more pretty things. Stay inspired, you :)

- Lola.

Faith said...


Basht said...

Wow! Good job and major Congrats to you girlie!

Meredith said...

To thine own self be true :D

Congratulations Emily! To the success you've had and to the success to come!

Dawn Trest said...

This is truly inspiring to me...I am actually trying to quit my day job too! It's scary...but I'm sure you will do great! I love reading you blog and all of your pretty things! Good luck and God bless your business!

Rockstar Mommy said...

Congratulations! You're going to do wonderfully.

whichgoose said...

OOOh Rockstar Mommy! Send me your mailing address so I can send your comb!! ( if you already sent it ... I may have deleted it accidentally!)

and THANK YOU everyone!!! :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see all that you come up with now that you get to dedicate all your time to creating! Congrats Emily!

Mon Alisa Design said...

All the best for an exciting future. Your star will shine ever so bright! xxx

Amber said...


The quote/cliche that helped me most when I left my day job:

First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.

Best Wishes!

Amber (your Ozma)

Michelle said...

That is so exciting!!! Congratulations! You have the right attitude to make this wonderful step! I've seen your shop flourish and that been happening while you've been working full time. Imagine how great it can be now that you will actually have TIME to grow your company! GOOD LUCK!!!
Here's to following dreams!

Princess Caitlin said...

way to take a leap of faith, Emily!
Good luck!!!

Mia said...

congratulations! It will feel so good to what you love full time:) You have such a beautiful product, when I wear my comb out it always attracts attention!

melis731 said...

Congrats :)

Susan said...

Your mom says...but you MUST stay local no matter how much the bright lights call!!

whichgoose said...

hahahaa you know me better than that mom!!!