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A Design a Day – Day 249 (Designing a Future)

My life has been a whirlwind of change these past few years.  And, at this point, change feels really good.

(Official today is my sabbatical from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra beginning next year.)

Less official is the pursuit of growing my own “empire” and focusing 100% on following my passions (hint – jewelry and jewelry design factor in big; so does being able to live with my husband.)

Am I scared?

Yes.

Do I know what tomorrow will bring?

No.

Is following my dream still worth it?

Definitely!

This decision is not being done blindly, though.  Six years of cultivating my passion – the last 2 1/2 of it officially as Joana Miranda Studio, LLC –  plus hours of “overtime” and many pennies socked away, make this feel like the right time to take

A LEAP OF FAITH.

As my readers know, I recently embarked on Chris Guillebeau’s Empire Building Kit.   Tomorrow, the end of Week 1 of Empire Building, I’ll be reporting back on my progress.  For now, here is a simple double shell earring sketch:

Pencil Sketch of Double Shell Motive Earring by Joana Miranda

Pencil Sketch of Double Shell Motive Earring by Joana Miranda

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