like a fresh blank page

It has been a very crazy year. New clients, new shows, new approaches. I quit my job to work on Dot & Lil full time. I moved Dot & Lil out of my house and into a separate studio. All in all, the biggest year ever for my little company. And right now in the midst of crazy holiday rush, with new challenges and new projects, I am at once terrified and overjoyed. It's that thrilling feeling, that I seem to be living in almost permanently now, that to me defines what it means to start a business or project of your own, and really live it. I have said it before and I'll say it agian, if I'm scared then I must be doing something right! But I've never had to repeat that to myself so many times, trying to reassure my worried heart, than these last few months.

This crazy season isn't over yet. And while it's always crazy, this year has been the craziest. Because it's not just that I'm doing MORE. It's that the things I'm doing are so new, and so unknown to me. I'm sure I'll look back in a year or two and smile. I'm sure it'll seem quaint, if Dot & Lil grows the way I'd like it to, how worried I am right now. We can only hope that is the case! In the meantime, send a good thought out for me and my little business, would you? And I'd like to send a good thought out to all the people who have helped me along the way this year.

Just a few more weeks! and then, the excitement of a whole new year, whole new challenges, and more big scary things to dream and worry about. Like a fresh blank page!

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xoxo, Anne + the Dot & Lil Team