When you feel like quitting, remember why you started (free printable!)

Today's guest post is brought to you by Celeste of Be You, Not Them.

So many things happen on this wildly crazy, beautiful journey from hobbyist to small business owner. LOTS of things –they may be great, scary, sad, funny, joyous things. That’s life, it’s made up of all of these little and big moments that shape who you become and where you are heading. Let those things, both the good & bad, happy & sad, mold you into a great person, a loving and giving person who proves can’t be beat by circumstance. Life can be rough & sometimes things don’t go as you may have planned. Perhaps you or someone you care about falls ill, or you have some extra responsibilities thrown your way that you think you can’t handle. Maybe you’re angry or frustrated with something or someone, maybe you want to stop trying sometimes and just say forget it. Don’t.

Things on the business side tend to move slowly for me. Sure, sometimes I have a flurry of sales, butsometimes there just aren't many at all. There have been several times when I have thought about quitting my little handmade business, but you know what? I just don’t have it in me to quit.  I always come back to this quote: “When you feel like quitting, remember why you started”. 

I have been through a lot in my 36 years, some sad, some scary, but SOOO many good things have happened along the way. I have the best hubby in the world, three awesome kids and a great extended family. My little creative business has finally enabled me to stay at home with my kids. I choose to let the good outweigh the bad and strive to live a life that I and my family will be proud of. I make time to do what I love, help who I can, teach what I know to anyone who will listen.

I started because I have a passion to create things, I need to create them or I just don’t feel whole…so I’m not quitting. I’ll keep on creating – because that’s what I love to do and that is what I’m trying to teach my kids. 

Download your free printable here. And hey, never quit your daydreams. Treasure each moment of this wild journey, love yourself, love your life, love those around you – fiercely. You just never know what’s around that next corner.

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  1. I seriously starting crying when I saw this post. I so needed it! I'm printing it out right now and it's going on my wall to stare at when times get touch. Thank you so much for making this!

  2. I so VERY MUCH needed this! Thank you so much for such an amazing printable. I really needed it. It is going on my door with my other encouraging prints. ♥

  3. I LOVE this post! Thank you so much for sharing Celeste! And even more so, thanks for the free printable! I can't wait to get it printed and hung on my wall! You rock chick! <3

  4. This is so cool. Thank you very much!