xo, Em — Mackinac Island

2021: An Exhausting and Wonderful Year

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2021: An Exhausting and Wonderful Year

As I look back at 2021, I am awestruck by the endless support I received, the new opportunities I was blessed with, and the tremendous growth for my business and for myself.

This year has been both exhausting and wonderful. While my business began in 2019, this was the year that I truly took it seriously. So with 2021 feeling like my first year of business, I learned some hard things along the way including time management, learning how to say no, and I experienced burnout in a way that I hadn’t before.

With that being said, this year was also wonderful! I officially moved full-time to northern Michigan which brought so many incredible opportunities for my business including receiving my first wholesale orders and teaching in-person polymer clay classes (something completely out of my comfort zone!).

I am so beyond grateful for my friends and loved ones who made this year wonderful and grateful to God who made this year of growth and learning possible. 

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