Something New Part 3

I think what I’m looking for is the popular term “side hustle.” I can’t write it without quotations because I’m a very passive go against the flow type of person, which I think is why I’ve been stuck in this “I want to do something but I don’t know what to do” rut for too many months now. I hate being cliché. I see someone’s “side hustle” success on Instagram and wish I could be like that but can’t bring myself to do it because everybody else is doing it! I’m very complaisant but value uniqueness. The following is a list of directions I’ve considered and made excuses for. I haven’t ruled all of them out but don’t know if they are for me. I do want to note that I am by no means against these types of businesses. In fact, the success of people in these areas is what has inspired me to find my own niche.

 There it is. Insights, advice, ideas welcome!

Also, several of the above ideas are linked to some gals who have inspired me. Check them out!

Something New Part 2

A lot has happened since 2012. Graduations, engagements, new jobs, weddings, more new jobs…


Also a baby happened! Which is what brings me here today.

I recently took on the role of being a stay at home mom. Well, it’s been a year but who’s counting? I love it so much. I can’t imagine the thought of someone else getting to spend all this time with my little girl. I’d be so jealous. So I’m doing it! While it is fun and exhausting, I find myself wishing I was little more productive during nap time. I find myself wanting to contribute to our family financially. I find myself constantly on social media seeing what everyone else is doing and envying their success. Though I know the roles of a mother are time consuming and of utmost importance, sometimes I can’t help but think that I’m wasting away a lot of my time.


Something New Part 1

In 2012 a new college student started a screen printing company called By The Way Clothing. He bought a press, kept it simple. Mostly created his own logos for fun and printed them on garments for friends. Then came along a friend and a business partner match made in heaven. A creative dreamer and a bold implementer. They decided to take it to the next level. More equipment, more garments, more clients. It turned into quite a cool thing. Money was going to kids to go to summer camp, the homeless were being helped, and high school students were getting trained in screen printing and becoming employees. The business had close to four prime years, fading a bit once college ended and life got filled with careers and new things. It sounds like the story is going to end…but the implementer continued the business as a side hobby, still extracting ideas here and there from the dreamer. By The Way Clothing still exists!