by Dannielle Cresp on March 17, 2013
I just wanted to say that I’ve never felt this loved or supported in my whole life, and I can’t thank you all enough!
I agonised for days about sharing that I was coming home. I wrote 6 different blog posts to try to explain it before the one I shared. It’s wonderful to know that I have a community of wonderful people that are there not only during the good times, but during the toughest decisions of my life. You have all made me feel like I can fly into Melbourne with my head held high knowing that I’m coming home for all the right reasons, and not coming in sheepishly hoping that no one notices.
Sometimes it takes a leap of faith and a huge shake up to realise where you’re meant to be and what you’re meant to be doing. I’m quite sure that it was in part going to Alt and travelling to all 10 stops on this adventure that has helped me get to where I am now.
Thank you all so much for your support, I won’t ever forget it. I’m really looking forward to coming home and getting started on my next crazy big goal.
by Dannielle Cresp on September 16, 2011
I sometimes see a lot of articles and pieces out there about pushing hard to grow your business and making everything happen NOW.
For me, that is a totally overwhelming concept that I find makes it harder to get things done. I think it’s because the time frame is so incredibly short that I’m doomed to fail. If I don’t let myself work at the pace that works best for me, there is a good chance that I will burn out and end up getting nothing done for a lot longer than if I’d just stuck to my pace.
There are many external pressures that we internalise and can lead to a doubt spiral, and no one really wants that. Sometimes these pressures are real and sometimes they are imagined, but it doesn’t really matter where they came from when you are in the middle of it.
I am learning that opportunities will come when they are meant to, and that I can grow my micro business at a pace that is comfortable for me. I made the decision long ago that this journey would not only eventually make me a full time living, but that I would also enjoy as many minutes of it as possible. Growing slowly but surely, and making little ‘stepping stone’ goals is what works for me and my business.
I get to be happy in what I do. I get to share my creations with the world and I get to build the life of my dreams in a not so overwhelming or conventional way.
That’s something that I am truly grateful to have realised in my 20s. I love what I do and I work hard for it.
How do you feel about growth?
by Dannielle Cresp on September 1, 2011
On September 4 last year, on a whim I bought danniellecresp.com and decided that I would challenge myself to write a regular blog. I had been blogging on and off since 2006 but never really sticking to it. And to be honest I really didn’t think this would be much different.
But everything is different!
When I started this blog I was secretly unhappy in my small business, making and selling handmade handbags and wall decor, and I wanted to find a way out.
I wanted to share my thoughts with the world, even if no one was listening. I wanted to put my unconventional ideas out there and see what the world sent back.
Well, I’m happy to report that it sent me some of the most awesome people that I have ever had the chance to encounter. It helped me get a column on one of my favourite blogs. It gave me the confidence to not only change creative paths for the better, but to be able to express what I was feeling both good and bad along the way.
I’m now doing a job that I love and it’s slowly starting to make me a living that is sustainable and it’s growing at a pace that I can handle.
I feel so blessed to be where I am today. And a lot of it is from being able to find my voice again and share it with you amazing people.
Blogging has forced me to take a more positive look at life and to stick to what I really believe in.
I’m humbled and truly grateful for that.
So happy first birthday to my little blog. I hope the next year brings as many exciting adventures as this one just past.
Thank you for being a part of it.
P.S. That image is what my blog looked like at the beginning. I hope to stop tinkering one day soon :)