Friday, June 6, 2014

Going through the motions


It's been so long since I've posted anything. I remember when I did my best to do a post at least once a week. These days that just seems like wishful thinking! Call it bad time management or call it life, but I feel like the time in the day just gets shorter and shorter the older you get. 

We have been going going and going! 

The twins are growing up so big. Just last month they turned 4 yet they already seem like 5 or 6 year olds. They just completed their first year of pre-school and I never imagined having kids who enjoyed going to class so much. They are like little sponges. They soak up so much information and are continually looking to learn more. It was always a struggle to get them to leave as they wanted to show me all the things they could do in class. 

I'm not ashamed to say, I cried the night before their birthday. It was more of joy than sadness, but honestly a mix of all emotions. The realization you can no longer shelter them the way you did, they are growing and venturing further into a world I'm not sure any of us are sure we want our kids to fully see. On the other hand they have grown into such amazing little girls that I cannot wait to see them explore and try new things. They deserve so much and work so hard for the things they want to learn. It's, as said so many times, a bitter sweet experience.

Now being summer, we spend our mornings outside and enjoying the sun. Currently I'm still plowing through college to the best of my abilities and have begun hopefully my career path. It's taken years for me to decide on what I want to use my degree for. Nothing seemed appealing and in the end I almost regretted even getting a degree in this field (Graphic Design). These days everyone and their dog thinks they can accomplish this field without schooling, I'm not saying they can't, I'm saying it's a saturated market and finding our niche is a lot harder than it used to be. Yes, every company needs a design team. It's just a fact. But what if you don't want to work in a large company? There's freelance, right? Yes.. of course. As said before it's saturated. There are so many online sources to acquire freelance artists for an extremely low fee it's made it almost pointless. Then their is the over abundance of Wall art, Clothing design, and everything in between. Leaving the majority  who want to step away from online income to look towards larger companies. 

Well I decided to step out of the bounds and take on a world I've always been so passionate about. My dad made sure I grew up around cars, motorcycles and outdoor motors. Living around these things I've become to love them deeper than maybe I should. Riding my dirt bike is one of the greatest releases, I think, anyone could have! Add that to my cruiser, sport bike, boat, car admiration and it all kind of hit me in the side of the head. Why not create a company that will allow me to be around what I love on a daily basis? Maybe not DOING what I love..but being involved in it's world. Allowing me to support those who go out and seek adventures on the weekend with their grown up toys. Or those who simply enjoy putting a little extra love into their vehicles. 

Let's be honest I know NOTHING about starting my own business. What I do know, is that being successful takes one thing. Passion. It takes being unrealistic and doing something some people may say is pointless and wont work. It's been a few months of researching, planning, and working hard at getting a plan in place. It's slow going and that's all I can expect without a endless pocket and little background. Either way, I'm determined. Hopefully, soon, we will be able to fully launch this business and hit the ground running. 

So if you follow me on Twitter or FB or Instagram be sure to keep an eye out for it. ;)