The Declaration of You BlogLovin’ Tour

This post is part of The Declaration of You’s BlogLovin’ Tour, which I’m THRILLED to participate in alongside over 100 other creative bloggers. Learn more here!!

For the Success Week of the blog tour I was asked to post a little bit about success! This got me thinking about how a few months ago an illustration student asked me to answer some questions for a paper she was writing…..
One of the questions she asked was about was when I felt like I had made it and truly achieved success, and so I thought I’d share my answer here with you! 

Here is what I wrote to her:

As with any career there is not one one golden ticket that launches you into “being there” and then you can sit back, relax and everything else is easy from there on out. I’ve done some really thrilling things over the years. 

I was on the Martha Stewart Show and crafted with her live on TV, I’ve worked with amazing clients like Smart Car and The Saturday Evening Post, I had a product line and appeared on the Home Shopping Network.

Now that I’ve been working for myself as an artist and illustrator for 12 years I can say that there are many wins along the way where you feel like “ok here we go!! this is it!! this is SUCCESS, I can now relax!” but then there are just as many set backs where you start to wonder what the heck you are doing. 

Being in business for yourself is a real roller coaster ride. But just like any roller coaster there are some really scary parts and some really exciting parts, and when you get to the end you look to your friend and say “let’s go again!”

I can’t wait to be a part of The Declaration of You’s Facebook party this Friday at 9:30-10a PST/11:30a-12p CST/12:30-1p EST. We’ll be chatting in real time about TOPIC over at facebook.com/TheDeclarationOfYou. Hope you can join us! Click here!

The Declaration of You will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer, with readers getting all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! Find more info and order the book at http://thedeclarationofyou.com!

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