#Etsy shop opening soon!
I’ve been gathering & sourcing materials for over a year, the idea to start my own greeting shop happened right around the time I left the Army after 15 long years (my body, mind & spirit were done). As much as I would have liked to made it to retirement age, I almost did! Most can’t live on retirement alone (or compensation pay). So I did Lyft/Uber/Subway/liquor store to try & make ends meet and it still wasn’t enough!
Owning my own business has been a dream for a very long time. It’s been scary starting over but I had no choice. But now I’m doing something I really love! And having an Ebay shop this year taught me alot about customer relations. I’m grateful for its success because it has brought me one step closer to where I want to be with my greeting card business.
I’m excited to share my journey with each of you. Psychology and writing is something I’m passionate about. I earned my Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2010. I worked as a medic from 2001 thru July 2007. I like people. I like writing. I really dig making cards.
I’d like other people to know that if you struggle with loneliness or depression it doesn’t make you worthless or invaluable. Surround yourself with people who know your worth. Dive into something you are passionate about. Surround yourself in that. Happiness has to be carefully crafted too. Give your time only to those who value it. I don’t have much more time to waste, I’m not fucking about. I did that long enough with the wrong people who I thought were my allies. It’s not too late to go no contact, quit the job that’s killing you, & start again. My depression might kill me, God knows it has killed alot of my battles. But I KNOW MY WORTH.
My Jeep is getting repossessed soon if it doesn’t get paid off. My mom is dying of cancer. My relationship with my daughter is estrained. I sacrificed many years with the wrong dudes. I know what nothing feels like. I’ve spent 40 years bathing in it despite every effort to stay afloat. I’m drowning. But I’m not going down without a fight. It’s all I know & have been trained for. My value didn’t end when I left the Army even though my bank account did. The struggle is wide!