What is INK YOURSELF you ask?

Well, let me tell you...
 Ink Yourself was a free online Etsy sponsored workshop I won and participated in over 2 and a half years ago. As a result of my journey to keep evolving I try to contemplate and reflect on my old writing from time to time. I have a tendency to keep my old moleskines/notebooks and recently found these entries I wrote for myself.  I thought to myself, what a good blog post this would make, so here we are...
 I'm very hard on myself so writing reading these old journal entries tug at my heart strings a little bit since I realized that what I had originally written was no longer as relevant in my life so therefore I thought I'd reinvent myself and re-write new responses to the series I took part in. I encourage you readers to follow along with me in as I reflect and look ahead to my future life in goals, dreams, ambitions, thoughts and ideas for my future self. At the time I was quite engaged in my jewelry crafting which is something I'll be posting more and more about on here soon. So sit back and follow along as you read on and learn a little bit more about me and my strange little life as a "creative soul". 

Future Goals

6 Months:

Within the next 6 months I hope to take jewelry classes this fall in casting and advanced metalsmithing at my local community college (Palomar) to keep my creative juices flowing and to perfect my jewelry making skills. I hope to learn more skills in metal smithing to start creating handmade jewelry again. On a side note I'm thinking I'll also take some business classes in order to further my education in networking and profiting my products with hopes to expand my small business into something more than just a hobby...

1 Year:
In one year I hope to be making and selling my handmade jewelry designs as well as incorporating my styling skills with projects for this here blog. I hope to be selling my pieces at several local boutiques here in San Diego and hopefully get an actual Etsy shop up and running if all goes well. I also hope to attend a blogger conference or jewelry makers convention in order to network and grow into the creative community here in Southern California... 

3 Years:

In three years time I see myself either in school at FIDIM or attending San Marcos for my Bachelors Degree. I can also see myself heading into a different direction skipping the college route and just jumping into starting my business and perhaps doing a fundraiser or kick starter for my personal brand. Hopefully by then my blog and personal styling will be more advanced and lucrative so that I don't have to have a part time job. If I do have to have a part time job I hope it's one that will keep my creative job opportunities afloat as well. 

5 Years:

In five years I hope to be my own boss. One that can run her own business and has creative people around me in many aspects. I would like to have a job that I love and one that is successful and allows me to be myself. Weather than includes working with my mother, friends or with a lover as my business partner I'm up for the challenge. Perhaps I'll also be living in a different city like Portland, Austin or back up in San Francisco or in somewhere else in San Diego but more so downtown with my best friend. I'd like to have my own office and workspace and be able to have a dog that I can take on walks between meetings and creating.

- Jordy


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