“Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life!”  Ha!  More untrue words were never spoken!  LOL, I’m kind of kidding, but I actually do do what I love, and I don’t always love it, to be honest.  I appreciate the sentiment, and I get it, but sadly, doing what you love also means a lot of really hard work.  Sometimes I like to share that, about the realities of being a business owner.   My friends who know what I do think I live the high life, that I sit around in sweats all day (no way!) and play with colors and fonts.  But there is a ton of behind the scenes hard work that goes into creative work, the design is the fun part.  Juggling projects, invoicing, contractor management, it’s a lot of unglamorous stuff sometimes.

I for sure would not trade my job for the world, but sometimes I think that blithe sentiments like these give people the wrong idea about being a creative professional.  A lot of times I look out the window at the pool guy and I’m sooo jealous!  Give me a truck and a pool vac, I’m in!  It’s super rewarding but there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into the beauty biz.  But I’m super grateful for all of my clients, readers and followers, you guys are the best and everything I do, I do it for you!

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