It's Christmas evening and I felt the sudden urge to get some words onto this blog. The official kick-off to 2017 is just around the corner, and I'm overwhelmed with various emotions: the first being pure JOY, as I think about Cadette's continued growth over this past year (BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU!). From gaining a few new amazing stockists, to continuing to be part of artisan markets around the city - where I constantly meet such incredible individuals. From fellow entrepreneurs and makers, to those who stop by the Cadette booth to observe, inquire, admire, and potentially purchase one of the pieces - these encounters alone are *pinch me* moments of motivation that mean much more than you know!
At the same time, however, I feel moments of stress, worry, fear. This happens when I think of my urging dreams, goals and must-dos. I can only hope, pray, and of course, work as hard as I possibly can to produce these ideas and concepts I have brewing in my mind.
This January, I'll be partaking in another metalsmithing program, which will allow me to diversify the line, even more.
So these emotions that are coming over me right now, I'm taking in whole-heartedly. I see them to all be positive forces, ultimately telling me that there is much more to be dreamt, learned, done, executed - and share with all of you. So stay tuned.
I will leave it at that for now. Thank you thank you thank you, always. Happy holidays & Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! *Cheers* to an exciting 2017 ahead!