To be inspired...

Where and who you are around have a lot to do with being inspired. As a creative person, it always helps to be around other creative people. I find that one of my biggest weaknesses is letting my goals overwhelm me. We all live in a world of instant gratification. There are so many advancements that allow for a quick fix. Starting a business does not allow for instant gratification. Instead, you have a blank canvas and the opportunity to decide where to start. The answer is yours to create. How exciting is that?

This past weekend, my friend Kate began moving into my apartment. She is an amazing photographer and the perfect creative brain to keep me inspired. She is self-employed and getting huge gigs all because of her hard work and motivation. Again, what great company to be around! All weekend, we have been decorating and dreaming up big plans for our place. Our Brooklyn brownstone has so much potential and we have been doing so many DIY projects. Most importantly, Kate is letting me put one of her huge prints in my room. I have this enormous blank wall that has been begging for color. Kate is the go-to for fun color. I mean it when I say, her photos are a breath of fresh air. I have attached one of my favorites but you also need to check out her website: kateedwardsphotography.com

I am in awe by her talent and can't wait to get her to shoot my jewelry. Our paths definitely crossed for a reason and I am excited to gain a friend, roommate and business relationship. Watching other people work hard for their dreams is the greatest gift of all. I feel so lucky to be living on my dream and in the company of others and their dreams as well. People with a clear passion are the best to be around. You never know when you will find your passion but you have to give yourself the opportunities to discover it. We have the ability to live in the future because of technology, so we have to utilize it. One thing we started as roommates, is an idea book. As small or big the idea, we always write them down now. You never know what will pan out. I suggest you do the same. XO

 Photo by Kate Edwards

Photo by Kate Edwards