Hello, my dear friends! How've you been?? I've had a great couple of weeks at home with my feet propped up, or at least one of them. I injured my ankle in a wild photoshooting accident and had to have a few stitches, which was awesome! Because so many reasons. For one thing, I got to use crutches for the first time since I was a kid. So much fun! And I got some good rest, which was so nice. (Thanks to my family and friends for all the help!) but the BEST part was that I had so much time to design and make necklaces for Joy Medley. I made about 50 in just over a week! Yes!! I enjoyed it so much, I'm so thankful. As of yesterday I am able to walk again, which means I can start the photoshoots now. Oh man, I love this life.
I realized the other day how much this jewelry business has helped in the grief process. I haven't been this happy since before my sister died. Although, I cry *constantly* while working on the necklaces because of how much it reminds me of her. But it still makes me really happy, if that makes any sense. If only she were here to work on it with me. But I can't think about that.
Isn't it funny how healing it is to work on something that you're passionate about? (Why is that??) I'm so thankful that God gave us passions, and I'm fascinated by what gives each person their individual inward drive. For some people it's creating, for some it's planting things and making them grow, for some it's helping people with their emotions, it can even be like, toy trains. It's so cute to see what makes people happy. I know I've said this before, but I just love thinking about how God makes mountains and the human body, and physics, and solar systems, and then watches his children get all excited because they put beads on a string. Haha! Adorable humans. I just love thinking about that.
I feel like there was an actual reason I wrote this blog post, but apparently not. Oh, I guess I was just saying that I've been making necklaces and I'm so happy about that! These next few designs are going to be very bright and happy! The hardest part now is just figuring out how to market this and get the Joy Medley name out there. It's been so long since I've had to do any serious self promotion, ha! That's the part that doesn't come very naturally to me. :o/ But this time it's important, so I've just gotta do it. Another thing I've been mulling over is how the company can give back more...we have a set of necklaces from which the profits are donated to charity, but that's all based on sales of course, and I'd like to think of a way to add value to people's lives regardless of how sales are doing. Any ideas there??
Well my adorable humans! I'm off to put beads on a string. :o)
Love you so much! Hope your day is going nicely.