Two years ago today I took a major leap of faith and opened Eclectic Star's cyber doors for the first time. Till this day I remember the exact feeling I had on that day. Butterflies in my stomach, anxious, nervous and terrified all at the same time. But as scared as I was, something just felt..right. And I haven't looked back since. I honestly can not believe that I have been a business owner for two whole years and have been doing it full time for almost a year! Going into year two is a lot bigger to me than year one was. A few months ago I noticed myself becoming comfortable. I was creating things solely because I knew that they would sell and not because I was ecstatic about the designs. I was doing just enough to get me by and basically became extremely bored and started to question if this was even what I wanted to do. I had gotten so far away from my original plan for Eclectic Star that I wasn't even sure if I could get back on track if I wanted to. And I was ashamed to say that I was ignoring my passion. But I knew deep down I wasn't ready to let it go. So back in November I decided to take a small break and vowed to get back to what truly made ME happy and that was creating things from the heart. I have spent the past few months reading, fasting, searching for my "mojo", constantly thinking of new design ideas and planned out where I wanted to see my business in the future. I pretty much decided to start over from scratch. Which meant new logo, new website, new products and more importantly, more of ME.
Eclectic Star's first logo. Terrible lol
I finally realized that I was the missing piece to the equation. I was the one holding ME back. I'm tired of playing small and I am more than ready to take my business and life to the next level. I have learned so much in the past two years and I am so ready to share it with whoever is willing to listen. Being a business owner has given me a taste of both success and failure, showed me what REAL hard work is and most importantly it has showed me that this quiet girl from High Point, NC can do whatever the hell she puts her mind to. I may not be as well known as some of these other brands (yet) but that hasn't stopped me from thinking BIG. I read somewhere recently that if you wan't a multi-million dollar company then you need to start thinking like you already own one. If you have never read a thing I have written here please just take with you today that there is so much power in your thoughts and in the things that you speak. And "If you don't think your shit is THE shit, no one else will either"
There are still a few small tweaks to be made to the site but I truly hope you love what I have created. I have never been so tired and drained in my life but if I can step out of my humble box for a second and just say that I have never been this proud of myself before either. I did it! And as I type this I'm crying my eyes out because I know without a shadow of a doubt that as of today my life is going to change for the better.
And with that being said HAPPY 2ND FREAKIN' ANNIVERSARY ECLECTIC STAR!!!! Also because you all have been putting up with me talking about this day for the past 60+ days, I'm giving away one of my favorite pieces, the "Evil Eye" bracelet and there is also free shipping going on now till March 2nd! And from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Im also guest posting today on Kate's blog, go check it out!!