1. I cannot wait to have the plastic come off our huge windows (though, they make for good diffusion panels).
2. I feel very lucky that I get to spend my days in this studio.
3. I’m carrying The Shopper no.2, which I use as my camera bag. I just slipped a padded insert inside to protect my gear.
4. I’m thinking a lot about my little brother who just deployed…again.
5. I’m sewing lots of Backpack no.2’s for the next few days and listening to every podcast The Memory Palace has produced.
p.s. I've mostly moved the blog to our main website. You can follow along with all the updates here:
Saturday, February 7, 2015
I have finally had a moment to process after our whirlwind drive across the country to solidify my partnership with Spooltown in Portland, Oregon. I started working with Dana and Sara about 9 months ago. We started with a conversation about shoulder straps. Then, very soon after, my entire world turned upside down and my feelings about how I was accomplishing my personal and business goals changed entirely. For the last 8 years, I have been a very direct part of making every single Moop bag and I have run every other aspect of the business myself. I have had some great people to consult with along the way and help out with things I couldn’t have done on my own (like, hiring an accountant was one of the smartest things I had ever done). But, I took a minute to envision the next 8 years and I did not want to see myself in the same place, with no personal growth and no additional happiness, still working 7 days a week, seeing my entire creative practice slipping away. There have been so many moments over the years where I have been so overwhelmed by simply the time spent on production and managing those doing production with me that I did not see how I could continue to build an exciting business that keeps not only me interested but, you as well. When everything fell apart, I knew the solution that would help me rebuild in a way that made me really happy and allowed me to focus on the areas in which I work best.