Money buys pretty things!
We could do so much with that steady paycheck.
Am I being a ridiculous dreamer?
So I sit down, close my eyes and try to imagine myself accepting that position. How does it feel? Am I happy, fulfilled or challenged? Do I see myself working there for the next five years? Ten years?
Instead, I’m saying yes to launching a new business.
It’s called Organized Creatives, and I’m teaming up with my husband, Ryan, to make it all happen. When our creative talents combine … well, I don’t think Captain Planet will fly through laser beams, but it’s going to be really, really good. I met Ryan at the agency where we used to work together. When it comes to both creativity and organization, he’s the peanut butter to my jelly.
Our goal is to turn organization (typically a non-sexy subject) into a motivating and entertaining experience for fellow creatives.
We’re in the middle of designing our virtual headquarters (ahem, website), writing a book and checking off a very long to-do list. Organized Creatives is scheduled to launch in the next few months.
What does this mean for Paper Fort?
Paperfortstudio.com has been my place to experiment, play, collaborate and figure out my voice. It will always have a place in my story. Once our new business launches, the content on Paper Fort will be transferred to Organized Creatives. We feel it’s important to embrace change and honor its heritage by keeping it intact. Moving forward, all content will reflect the new direction.
What about the Passion Printables newsletter series?
I owe this series big time. Seventeen printables later, it has inspired the direction that we’re taking with Organized Creatives. We want to create simple, playful and well-designed tools that influence creative people to pursue their passions, try new things and be intentional in their daily lives.
Organized Creatives will feature worksheets, books, digital products, video tutorials and a lot more that we’ll reveal later. In the meantime, Paper Fort newsletter subscribers will receive two final Passion Printables, for April and May.
Will you continue featuring Fear Confessions?
The Fear Confessions series has been on a break, but we’re excited to spill the beans that this is only the beginning for this collaborative series.
It’s going to be quiet on the blog while we work behind the scenes to prep for the launch of Organized Creatives. I'll be sharing sneak peeks on Twitter and Instagram along the way.
I just wanted to say that I truly appreciate all of the support that everybody has given me as my little Paper Fort has come of age, and I hope you’ll join me (and Ryan) for the adventures ahead.