I haven’t spoken about this much on my blog in fear of, well, failure, but it’s about time I start talking about my goals for 2010 and face my fears! This year is the year that I’d like to start my own business. As most of y’all know (thanks to my friends who read my blog) I left my desk job last June to pursue something…else. Its been an interesting journey to find what I’m passionate about, but I believe I’ve come to a good point in my life.

After taking several classes, a soul-searching trip to Portland, and putting quite the investment in a vintage letterpress, I’ve decided that I’d love to pursue a career in all things paper.

I love the tactile experience of creating something and although I love my social media and internet (a lot) there will always be something special about paper. Isn’t it the best when you receive a letter in the mail? A hand written note? It’s my hope to spread the love one stamp at a time.

As our wedding approaches (quickly) I’ve been busy making and practicing calligraphy, invitation design, and letterpress. It’s my hope to pull all of those things together by end of year (if not sooner) to be able to quit my day job and do this for real! I’m taking baby steps toward my goal and will report my experience here on the blog. I’m strongly considering going back to school for this endeavor, which really excites me, as well!

So here’s to jumping in head first and doing this! Cheers!

Comments (5)

  1. Anna: February 16, 2010

    Inspiring! The work you posted today is beautiful! Get it girl!

  2. kelsey: February 17, 2010

    Yess!! I’m so excited for you and love everything you do- go for it!!

  3. Meggie: February 17, 2010

    sooooo cute and I’m so proud of you gulfran!

  4. Karen: February 17, 2010

    I had no idea you were doing this. Im so impressed and happy for you. Kuddos for pursuing your passion.

  5. Kelly: March 4, 2010

    Sweet, talented Lauren…I’m so excited for you! And, in the future, will be calling on you for all things paper :)

    Best wishes for a wonderful weddding. xx, Kelly

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