Grander Maybes

Leaving Behind My Minor Life For Grander Maybes, QuoteSource

Today I start my new life as a freelance designer. I’ve been building up to this for a very long time and I just don’t think there’ll ever be a way to announce it and show the full extent of what it means to me.

I have all but given up my ‘day job’ at the family business (I will still stay on a couple of days a week until they don’t need me anymore, if that is ever. They are my family after all) and have officially made the switch so that the majority of my time is dedicated to my own business. I still have the same hopes and dreams for Onetenzeroseven as I ever did, except now I have more time to create new dreams!

Of course this a wild leap of faith and I will never truly know if I’m ready to make such a change. I have had endless talks about whether I can support myself and whether I will earn enough money. But what is enough money? To me success is about the way you feel everyday and the way I was feeling running my business less-than part time just wasn’t me. I was a shell of myself, living my life from one weekend, trip away, tour, road trip or grand holiday to the next. The parts in between were a wasteland and while I was dancing at that last Brendan Benson gig in Edinburgh, so in awe of the talent of the guys up there in front of me and desperately not wanting to let that moment end, I realised something; It didn’t have to end. I could give up my mediocre life for the possibility of living my dream. And I may well fail, but so what? It’s worth trying. Those maybes mean more to me than any mundane guarantee.

I am bursting with all the things that I want to do, so much so that all of my ‘to dos’ are fighting for priority ;) Amongst things I will be building up my jewellery range to include a number of the millions of designs I just haven’t had time to develop until now. I will be including a whole new range of goodies designed by me, which will hopefully be the first of many. I will posting much more regularly with some great content that I am now able to spend more time on and in typical me style, I will be sticking my fingers into any pies that happen to come along! Of course, I will also enjoy sitting down on an evening with Boyfriend and the Frank dog and relaxing… if I can actually manage to remind my body what that is ;)

So to my family, friends, readers and customers: Thank you for all your support over the past 2 and a half years. I honestly couldn’t have gotten to this point without you! I hope you’re excited about what’s coming next :)) Loves x xx

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posted by onetenzeroseven in Business and have Comments (14)
  • Saadiya

    Major congratulations and well done for taking your leap of faith!! :) it’s so good that you are now going to be able to work towards something that you have wanted for a while :) I defo know what you mean about feeling like the parts I between being a ‘wasteland’ so it’s good to be able to take control and shape the direction your life is heading. I wish you all the best :)
    Also, I really love that tattoo/quote!
    Saadiya x

  • Jo

    Awesome, awesome news m’dear!!! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see all the new awesome designs! Go Sophie! :-) x
    Jo | adventuresandteaparties

  • Alice

    SO excited for you Sophie!! Huge good luck, fingers tightly crossed that it all goes absolutely swimmingly for you- it deserves to, given that you’ve been so brave! xx

  • Kayli Schattner

    Wow! Congratulations- what an exciting time.

  • Kica

    Congrats once more:):):) I am keeping my fingers crossed for you:):):)

  • natasha?

    Massive well done & congrats to you Sophie! I’m sure you have an amazing future ahead of you & I’m super excited about seeing more of your new jewellery! x x

  • Rosie

    How exciting, congratulations! It’s bloody scary, this whole being totally self-reliant lark isn’t it? Excited to follow along with what you’re doing over the coming months! xx

  • Sophie

    Thank you so much :) You’re so sweet!

    And it’s adorable isn’t it? Totally embodies how I feel about becoming self employed.

  • Sophie

    Thanks so much Jo! YAY :)

  • Sophie

    Thank you so much Alice, what a sweet thing to say :))

  • Sophie

    Thank you :)

  • Sophie

    Thanks so much, K! Lovely to see a comment from you :)

  • Sophie

    Thank you lovely! :)

  • Sophie

    My GOD yes! Haha. Thank you, it’s great to have likeminded people around for those inevitable ‘bad’ days! :)