Bracelets 1 hour: Not done today, I’m afraid… I was caught up with the following task.
Research how to become a copywriter for hire: More research done.
Extra task: organize children’s bookshelves for sister: Done! It took practically half the day, but I got ‘er done!
Help in sister’s store, 9am-12pm
Finish 1 bracelet.
Photograph bracelets for Etsy shop.
That’s right, I’ma start a shop selling my hand knotted bracelets! I figured that this is something that I can do more immediately while I’m looking into becoming a small creative business copywriter. Details coming to a blog near you (read: this one) after the break.
Hi, I’m Leah. I sell bracelets that I knot by hand.
“Hi, Leah. Why do you make and sell bracelets?”
The short, dispassionate answer: To earn money. Thanks for forking over your cash!
The longer, PASSIONATE answer: To know that I am worth something. To know that other people appreciate and support my ongoing inner quest for validation. I’m a college dropout and I struggle with depression, anxiety, and self-confidence issues… But with each sale of my bracelets, I receive a powerful message: I AM worth something, more than I give myself credit for. I can work for a dream, not just a roof over my head. Others believe in me. Others are giving me permission to believe in myself.
Through my selling of my bracelets, I hope to also inspire other young, confused, and aimless people like myself that they, too, are worth something! They can take steps towards their dreams; no matter how small, they’re still steps forward, not in the same place or backwards.
“So, they’re just bracelets, right?”
Nope, they’re not JUST bracelets. They’re manifestations of my dream to love and have confidence in myself, to look in the mirror and be proud of who I see. They’re tangible representations of my vision of inspiring and motivating others with dreams similar to mine.