Hello dearies! 2015 was a rollercoaster of a year. For those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I got off to a bad start.
A burnout set me back, put everything on hold and I lost my way. Not only that, I lost my job too, along with my hope and good spirit. But I kept fighting and got some help. Admitting to myself I needed help was the hardest part. Allowing myself to be weak and vulnerable to get better and get strong again. I opened myself up and things started to get better. It took me 6 months to feel a bit like myself again. In my good days, I started making game videos, found a new crafting addiction in Pocket Letters and made videos of that too. Even got myself into a sponsorship. But it was too much again. I needed more me-time. I could not share happiness or inspiration that wasn’t there. Normally I don’t get this personal, but I just had to share this.
This was my 2015, feeling like I fell of the face of the earth, lost grip of everything, even my own mind. The message I want to give to all of you lovely people, is SLOW DOWN. Working 60+ hours is great because you have all that money to spend. But never setting boundaries, never saying no doesn’t only destroy you. People around can’t rely on you anymore, especially the ones that care and the ones that matter.
With that being sad, I wanted to share some more news about my own designs. Because I was unemployed, I was entitled to unemployment benefits. There is an option to start your own company while getting these benefits, but there are rules. And those specific rules of the unemployment agency, don’t cope with the Chamber of Commerce. I won’t bore you with legal details, but by the rules of the unemployment agency; I could get fined if I start a company before the end of March 2016 without a Chamber of Commerce registration, but the Chamber won’t register me, because I am too small. So .. no webshop. But.. I have products… There were no words to describe my anger. And that’s why I didn’t tell you. It felt like a lame excuse, telling you all how my big dream was put on hold. All I can say about that is: check out my IG! 😉
That is it for now. Thank you for stopping my and taking the time to read this. Don’t forget to share a smile, slow down and I wish you all the best for 2016. See you next year!!