New: Year, Me, Blog, Business

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I am so happy to be welcoming in a new year. Hello 2019!

I am so thankful for 2018 and all the love, soul searching, and experiences that it held, but I am excited and joyful for what 2019 is going to be! A new year is always the perfect time for NEW things to begin!

Colorful Hello 2019, new year,, Mindy Welker

Speaking of new, I am newly married! We eloped a few weeks ago, and I am so happy! After 8 years, we think we might know each other well enough to tie the knot and take the plunge! Haha! We’d only been engaged for 6 years, so clearly, we rushed into things. *wink wink* I am ready to start this amazing new year off as a married woman. I am not looking forward to all the things I have to change my name on. I managed the driver’s license and social security relatively quickly and easily, but the bank *groaaaan* I’ve got to get a new bank card and that’s going to screw up all my automatic payment stuff. I’m totally procrastinating!

wedding picture, eloped,

Of course, relaunching this blog is new, and it will slowly get a new look and some upgrades. I’ve been working on some pretty new logos and graphics so those will also be fresh! (My next post will have a full update on that.) I love to make it pretty and easy to use, read, and navigate. Honestly, I could just make pretty and highly usable blogs all day long and be very happy! I think I’m going to take a slightly different approach to my blogging, and to what I post. I don’t want it to feel like a job, it’s SUPPOSED to be fun and exhilarating! When I can find that place, it’ll be smooth sailing. Hopefully, with that in mind, I will also be posting more frequently too! You all might have to light a fire under my ass so I stay motivated!!

I will be reopening my Etsy shop soon-ish. It’s been a long time coming, and I’ve had to give it a lot of though because, in the past, it didn’t bring me the joy that I thought it would. So, I will be going about it slightly differently. I loved creating things, and being creative, but doing it for ungrateful people who do nothing but complain? No. So, there will definitely be a set of boundaries I will have to lay out for myself before I reopen. I’ve got lots of new designs in the works, and it’s going to be more amazing than ever! I will be introducing lots of new and different products along with the signs. I think that’s going to keep my creativity peaked! I’m really looking forward to it this time around (and with some experience behind me).

Finally, I’m in the research phase of adding a shop right here on the blog too! I will let you all know what I decide on that aspect, but I think it would be pretty darn cool to be able to sell more than just my own handmade items. Think of all the possibilities! It gets me geeked! However, I need to research it fully before I can commit to it. So….I have to tamper down my excitement. *sad face*

Overall, I think 2019 is a year that holds so much promise, not just for me or my blog, but for EVERYONE. Let’s make 2019 our best year ever, together! What are your plans for the upcoming year? Drop me a note in the comments!

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