Fast forward to four months later... I’m struggling to find balance between my work as a maker, business owner, freelancer, and artist. The need to do everything is prevalent. I like to take full control of all the work I pour into GURO Designs, from sourcing my fabrics and materials to cutting and sewing to taking and editing product images to keeping up with my website. And what I’ve learned in the past year is that one person cannot do everything. Owning a business requires that I take up different job titles, each with individual strengths and weakness, and I do not encompass it all.
Three years ago I wrote down some thoughts: “I need to challenge my mind and my passion to change. The way I view my life and my daily efforts in achieving my goal. My true goal in life is to own a business creating things with my hands and living a modest minimal lifestyle.” This food for thought is just as clear as it was three years ago, but with a bigger twist. I want to grow my company and eventually hire a team to be a part of the apparel and design industry. In the next several months I will be working with individuals to launch a crowd funding effort for GURO Designs that will allow me to grow this company as I hire and expand. Wish me luck!