Friday, October 28, 2011

Dreams do come true .....

New at West Elm

Well, what a great way to end the week. I was contacted by an Etsy administrator today to say that West Elm has chosen my shop along with five or ten other Seattle shops, to put up a display in their Seattle location on December 9. I can hardly believe it and am so excited!

Just four years ago I was working as an Optician and before that worked with people with Alzheimer's and students with learning disabilities. It was rare that I even found the time to be creative. During these years I was hit with a serious chronic illness, which just in the last year I found out was MS (Multiple Sclerosis) I never would have imagined the beautiful turn my life would take because of the hobby of photography I began as a therapeutic outlet. I am so very very thankful for all the beauty that's come out of some challenging situations.

I want to encourage you to dream big and be patient as life takes you down paths that don't seem to be heading in the direction of your creative goals. Squeeze in time whenever you can to be creative, write down your wildest dreams, and chip at them bit by bit.

Dreams do come true ......



19 comments:

  1. Congratulations Vicki, that's great news!

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  2. Congratulations to you and how exciting!! :)

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  3. Love this post Vicki! It's so true what you say ... Enjoy and celebrate this good news! I can imagine you feel happy and excited. Congratz!!!
    See you on Monday, in class! ;) x

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  4. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story. It's inspiring and encouraging!
    Enjoy it!

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  5. Wow wow WOW, how awesome for YOU!!!! Hooray! And you are right, dreams can come true!

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  6. wow, that is so amazing! beautiful.

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  7. holy congratulations! my first visit (via zanymayd's sidebar) and i already love your blog, esp your story!

    i'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis but you certainly sound like someone who makes lemons into lemonade! keep it up, girl!

    cheers!

    amy

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  8. Congratulations Vicki!! I'm so excited and happy for you! Thank you for being such an inspiration! xoxo

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  9. That's so great, Vicki. You have always had such a positive attitude as long as I have read your blog. It's nice to see good things come to you.

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  10. Congrats! If I'm in the area around then I will take a look!

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  11. So so happy for you!!!!! CONGRATS!!!

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  12. Congratulations, that is so exciting! This post could not have come at a better time, as life has been taking me down paths that are not so creative right now and I am feeling in a rut. I feel very inspired and hopeful that with due patience I will be able to pursue my creative goals again. Thanks for your encouragement and congrats again on your exciting opportunity!

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  13. Hi Melinda! I've been there so I genuinely know how you must feel. Just do what you can for now and I really believe that doors will open for you. :)

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  14. my friend,
    you are an inspiration to me. and i am honored to call you friend.
    i am so proud of you!! ; )
    i wish you all the best!!
    XOXO

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  15. Christina...thank you. :) I'm honored to call YOU friend, too. xoxo back atcha!

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  16. Amy - Thank You Cards ShopNovember 12, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    a big big congrats vicki, this is super fun news!

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Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki