Thank you all so much for being a part of the start of something new for me. In the middle of 2018 my world turned upside down, at the beginning of 2019 I had a home daycare that I had run out of passion for, and here I am at the end of 2019 working as a full time artist and I feel happier than I thought possible a year and a half ago.

Last January I wasn’t sure what the year would bring for me. I told my mom I was taking her to Hawaii and actually was able to make it happen. On that trip I felt a change that I knew would make my forever different. I felt free and I thought all week that if I just stayed out on those islands things would be okay. My mom convinced me to get on the plane to come home but I knew I needed a change at a time when all I could do was feel stuck.

I planned for a change for a long time but I had no idea what the change would be and in June of 2019 I did it. I threw caution to the wind and closed the daycare to start chasing this dream.

Over the time, I have been able to reconnect with old friends, be a bigger part of my community in Chicago and on the Island, and I have been able to talk to so many people about what they are passionate about. I have been inspired by each and every one of you cheering me on as I continue to grow throughout this process.

I was terrified about how my art and knitwear would be received and you all accepted me and supported me this whole year.

I still have a lot of goals to reach but I know I will get there because I have all of you.

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