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November 15, 2012

Fear of Success

Greeting card by CurlyGirlDesign.com


Life has slowed down here to a more much manageable pace since taking on a job as design coordinator for a project that Tom's construction company has been working on since May. The project is nearly done, and I learned a lot, and actually enjoyed it for the most part. But boy is it scary picking out so many design elements at once, and worrying about how they will all look together.

I can't tell you how many nights I laid in bed fretting about whether different tiles would look good together.

Aside from this I've been percolating a business idea with a partner for about a year now for a natural food product. We've made great progress, but still have obstacles to overcome. As one person that we've consulted said, "Oh you've done all the fun stuff (the concept, branding, and photography etc), but now you have to deal with the nitty-gritty, the not-so-glamorous details of launching a business."

Exactly.

And aside from this I am being hit almost daily with two fears: 1.) the fear of failure and 2.) ironically, the fear of success. The fear of success is actually the greater of the two because if our idea is a hit we are going to have to learn as we go, while growing.

Yikes.

Stayed tuned for more updates.

Also this week, I want to introduce you to Curly Girl Designs. I'm not getting a commission or anything, I just love Leigh Standley's witty art. I can't remember if I met her at a Boston Design Salon meeting, or at the Sowa Market, but either way her store called Marmalade recently relocated to an adorable new location in Belmont Center, MA, if you happen to be in the area.

If you aren't, here is an easy way to see her work on a  Google image search. Everything is available for sale on her website above.


5 comments:

  1. I enjoy your blog. Happy Thanksgiving Louise and good luck with your new endeavor.

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  2. I can so relate to the fear of success... what it makes me think of is Marianne Williamson's passage, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." I look forward to witnessing your "growing". Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thank you for all of your giving in your blog. xo

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  3. Thank you for the reminder Andrea. I remember hearing MW's quote before and it is so good.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, and yours, and thanks for checking in.

    P.S I love your TRP photo on your website.
    xo

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  4. I can understand this Louise. I look forward to hearing about your project and all the insights you gain along the way! PS Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Thanks Jane. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours too!

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