I am gradually learning that my new profession has value. Certainly it is different from my previous profession. But my products make people smile, bring back fond memories, and add color to the world. And these things are worthwhile.
So, I will start working today on the custom orders I received while on my trip. It is truly a labor of love to create items that already have homes: purses and eReader cases that will be filled with memories even before anything is actually placed inside them.
I was surprised when a brief trip to Maryland to celebrate my brother’s birthday brought unexpected business opportunities.