I hope you don’t mind getting a little serious today.
I am a person who once lived within the limitations of others opinions and expectations. I now know that it came from insecurity and a lack of confidence.I have since grown into being a person who is unafraid to explore possibilities, acts without limiting beliefs, and pivots to encourage growth.
If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve seen the growth and change around here. Those changes ranged from new blog name (2014), transitioning from blog to business (2016), and cosmetic site changes (alllll of the time, lol)
All of those changes came with a plan. I haven’t always gotten it right. By going through this journey, mostly as a one-woman team, I’ve leaned on to research, my network, feedback from the community, and just plain ole trial by fire. I’m constantly learning, and that’s the best part.
Recently, the biggest change I’ve made is to merge the Style Sew Me blog and Style Sew Me Pattern store into one Style Sew Me brand. It was a long time coming and I’m so glad to almost be out of that transition period.Another transition is that I’ve began featuring other makers on the blog. It’s super important for me to contribute to the community, and I thought what better way than to use my platform to let other makers who are contributors to the community share their stories.I have so much amazing content planned for the next 6 months, that I’m dying to share. But, you know I’ll keep you on pins and needles in the meantime! I’m a believer in “doing” rather than “declaring”, so am just going to show up and show out!
When in business, especially in the baby stages like me, there is an overwhelming amount of influence that can pull you this way and that. It’s easy to see what this person is doing and feel inspired by what we perceive is their path. Oh honey, let me tell you that you only see the tip of the iceberg.After trying many, many different strategies and techniques these past 3 years, I know one thing that has never failed me.
Being my damn self.
The things that have connected the most with you (my tribe) are just me letting it flow. I’ve attracted a community of makers who have a HUGE sense of humor (we cackle together on Instagram daily), are as indecisive with their sewing as I am, have a heart to serve others, and seem like the type of kind folk I’d grab a cocktail with and yap the evening away.On the flipside, being myself has allowed me to create the necessary boundaries around me and my community that allows us to be so great. This past year, I’ve dealt with the most negativity (and it really isn’t that much) that I’ve ever dealt with since starting this blog. And guess what…that’s cool, too. My mantra is “show me who you are so I can get you out from around me”.So being myself has allowed me to filter out what I don’t want in this space in order to give more to those who are here to rock with me. And that, my friends, is “DUH, WINNING!”
Let’s Get Connected
If you’re new to Style Sew Me and we haven’t been “introduced”, hop on over to my About page and let’s get to know each other! You can also leave me some content requests because I’d love to know what you’d like to see!