Do you guys read The Boss of You? I finished the book a few weeks ago (it’s still digesting!) & love the info that Emira & Laura put out into the creative entrepreneur airwaves, like the idea that starting a business does NOT necessarily have to do with making a trillion dollars & being able to buy & sell a Hawaiian island, unless you want it to be. So anyway, I’m on their blog a few months ago & was totally enraptured by their interview with Jeannette Ordas, who I loved from her stationary line, The Beautiful Project. When I read that she has a successful food blog, website design company & printable paperie shop on top of her gorgeous (& funny!) stationary, I freaked out with excitement & emailed to ask her if I can be next up for an interview. She lived up to her super awesomeness & sent back these self-proclaimed “quick ‘n dirty” answers:
1. What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was little I wanted to be a film director. I had a vision of me in a director’s chair directing a movie like Jaws. Later on, in elementary and high school, I really wanted to be a writer.
2. I’m fascinated by those who don’t settle for Just One Career, & find it to be something a lot of creatives are scared of (although they’re wired for it!). How did you embrace your Renaissance Soul & decide to pursue blogging, crafting, & design as a career? I was always very panicked at the idea that I didn’t have a One True Path. I was envious of people who had a drive and a desire to be a violinist or an artist. I was never like that and it seriously worried me. Instead of being good at just one thing, I was pretty good at a lot of things and in my thirties I realized that it was okay and I could embrace that. I was never one to want to work a full time job, so I figured that I could divide my life into blogging and drawing and designing and be happy–and make money at the same time. Who knows what I’ll be doing in 10 years, but I’m okay with going with the flow.