My business has reached a 15 year milestone. While not all of those years were spent full-time, Peggy Li Creations jewelry has been a true labor of love. And like all relationships, there are ups and downs. Approaching my 15 year anniversary, I found myself reaching out for new challenges, education and inspiration. I'd gotten into comfortable routines with my business but that is no way to grow. So for 2016, I hope to make some changes at peggyli.com, including:
- a website refresh
- new jewelry designs
- images featuring model shots
For the first time ever, hundreds of jewelry pieces later, I have injured my hand. It wasn't that busy a December, so my injury is a harsh wake up that my body isn't starting to work the same or heal the same. As another birthday approaches, I absolutely need to prevent injuries if I want to maintain my business as a small business, a solo act. So it's time to reevaluate my working set ups and get myself some more ergonomic tools.
|New year, new ergonomic tools.|
The past few months have also been a challenge as my parents, who live near me, are starting to feel their age. We've had a few accidents and a few hospital stays. You know these life changes are coming yet of course you are never prepared. Luckily I also have siblings on hand to help, but the stress of trying to take care of loved ones is often overwhelming. Your parents become like children, except unlike children, they will not grow stronger and more independent...
I've had a hard time focusing on my work and that is how it should be. But I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, my fans and supporters for sticking with me! I promise, I will be back! Plus, there are some very exciting developments for Peggy Li Creations in 2016. The train rolls on...
Here's to health, wealth and happiness in the new year. Happy New Year, everyone.