I must be doing something right!
Tonight whilst browsing my blog roll and making the rounds to the usual places I like to go (the links on the left of my blog that house the wonderful sites I like so much), I stopped along the way and made comments, offered suggestions and jokes, giving a little piece of my mind and heart to these places I visit. I have been trying to do this as often as I can and as a result I have met many wonderful people and made some precious connections. It pays to be nice.
Then I stumbled upon this. I did a double take and thought to myself, "No way! Those are my earrings! A pair of my earrings was picked for a collection that's posted on trousseaux to treasure's indie blog!" What a shocker! What a thrill! What did I do to deserve recognition like this?!
For me to have now had the good fortune of being picked from of all the designers out there whose earrings could have been chosen and would have looked great in this collection, and I was the one that was picked...it must be karma. I must have done something right. And I must express my gratitude to whomever put this collection together and picked my earrings. To you, my most heartfelt thank you.
Other designers might be used to this sort of thing, and it may be no big deal for some of you. But to me, it's a huge deal. Not only did it shock the pants off of me, it made me realize that you reap what you sow. Nothing like this has ever happened to me up to now. The closest thing was being in an Etsy Treasury list. I'm just a stay-at-home-mom whose life revolves around her son. I don't even get that much time to make jewelry nowadays with spring here and being outside with Kevin.
Here is a quote for you: "Mothers work from son up 'til son down." Well, that's me. And sometimes I'm up until 3:00 in the morning doing various and sundry things, but mostly just having time to myself to do whatever it is that I want to do without interruption. So to have something like this occur after just spending the last week trying to follow the Golden Rule, well, it's validating. It's proof to me that this is how it should be; that I'm headed in the right direction and doing something right, and it feels good. It also tells me that I need to get off my butt and make some new jewelry for crying out loud!
Thank you. Just simply thank you. :)