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When a leap of faith feels more like a free fall...

So there's this sign in the front yard of our little house. Guess I can't do this thing quietly and in secret any more ;) ...

So here it goes...I'm finally ready to share with you my big news: I'm officially starting my own little home-based graphic design business. (Or at least, I'm trying to anyway. In our city, in order to get an official business license for any kind of home-based business (even if it's just an online shop), I have to go through a whole application process for approval by the planning and zoning committee...a process which includes them putting a not-so-inconspicuous sign in my front yard telling everyone in the world what I'm doing and that they can come and object to my application at the meeting. For an insecure introvert, it's quite a nerve-racking experience...and more than once it has caused me to doubt this whole thing altogether. ;) But alas, I am setting my fears aside and pushing forward...)

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The better to see with...

I got some new glasses today.

I've been wearing glasses ever since I was assigned a desk in the very back of the class in 9th grade and discovered that I couldn't see the board at the front of the room. At first I didn't like wearing glasses. It didn't help that kids already were calling me names like "nerd" and "freckle face"...add glasses to my shy, insecure, freckled self and I was just the definition of a nerdy nobody. (High School was hard ;) ) When I was finally able to get contact lenses, I jumped on the opportunity and put away the glasses for many years.  Since then, my eyes have been slowly getting worse, and contacts have been increasingly annoying and painful to wear. A few years ago I made a slow transition from always wearing contacts and rarely wearing glasses to always wearing glasses and rarely wearing contacts. In fact, this last time I had an eye exam I didn't even get the contact lens exam...I'm an all-glasses all-the-time girl now. ;) And I'm ok with that. I've become a LOT more secure in my own skin and have (finally) fully embraced my poor eyesight and my need for glasses. I actually even like them now. :)

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