Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Beginnings + [New] Etsy Shop!!

Hello lovelies!
I hope you all have had a splendid day.

I have a bit of news for you (I don't want to label one as bad, so I'll say uncomfortable and not my favorite): Yesterday I was let go from my job of almost 6 years. It was absolutely shocking and completely out of left field. Without delving into more reasons and personal feelings about yesterday's events, I am choosing to see this positively. I am choosing to see the good and the endless possibilities ahead. 
I am choosing to trust my Jesus. 

However, I am also a bit of a realist when it comes to this sort of thing. I know I need to somehow provide for myself now that I am jobless (that is still really weird to wrap my brain around).
Oddly enough, I've been wanting to open my Etsy shop again, but felt like I wouldn't have the time to create items to sell. I had even purchased 12 ceramic mugs the day before I was let go, thinking I would just try to create mugs when I could.
Today was weird, not waking up to go to work… so to occupy my mind, I started making a few mugs to put on Etsy. The more I drew, the more excited I became.
Even though it is incredibly frightening to be without steady income now, I finally have the opportunity to do what I've always dreamed of doing: create!
I now have time to dedicate myself to making items to sell on Etsy, and time to start really focusing on this blog as well. 
I'm excited to see what comes of this new adventure in my life!
If you would like to check out my Etsy shop (I would absolutely love it if you did!), here is the link. My shop is called KylieRaeDesigns and over the next few days/weeks, I will be working away to get more items up.
Here are a few photos of the mugs I painted today:


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jen! That's quite the compliment coming from such a talented artist! iloveyousomuch :)

  2. These could be great "hostess" gifts Kylie. Keep up the good work.
    Sorry you have to go thru this trial but I know God has something great in store for you. We just don't know His plan yet. You'll look back on this one day and be thankful.

    1. Thank you Anon! That's a fantastic idea :) And thank you for the encouraging words… I am looking forward to watching what God will do :)