As I sit at the start of a new year for Kitted, I find myself filled with all the feels.
They are all bubbling inside my head, fighting to get out. So in the interest of self-contentment and a full night’s sleep, I feel it my duty to “word vomit” my thoughts into this blog and allow them to be liberated from the cage of my over-active mind.
Take a seat – I’m about to trade in my “nunya-business-resting-bitch-wall” for some “sho-that’s-a-little-bit-personal-hey” vibes.
2018 was a helluva thing hey. A lot happened.
Left a marriage. Felt empowered. Lost faith in humanity. Felt scared. Rented my own little spot. Felt safe. Started healing. Restored faith in humanity. Felt lucky. Got “officially divorced”. Lost faith in the goodness of people. Relied on family and friends. Restored faith in the goodness of people. Moved 5 times. Became an aunty (to the best kid in the world #factnotbiased). Buried myself in work. Grew my business. Overworked myself. But felt satisfied. Fell in love. Bought a house. Finally felt home.
I won’t get into the details here – if you’re interested, you can find those in the book I started writing this year (scheduled for release in late 2038 if this year is anywhere as busy as last year).
It was a big year for my little business in many different ways. Kitted has grown in ways I had never imagined or prepared for. Full disclosure: there were times this year where between snotty, dramatic tears, I proclaimed to “just get a job with an employer, a monthly salary slip and official office hours”. Idle threats powered by emotions.
This business is a part of my soul and much like my soul – I intend to cultivate it better this year.
I want to say thank you to every client, associate, connection and bride-to-be for your grace this year. For tenderness and understanding. For unwavering belief in my abilities. For sensitivity. For patience. Even to those of you (most of you) who had absolutely no idea what was going on in my private life.
All of you are the reason that Kitted exists and is the source of so much joy for me.
Thank you for letting me live my dream.
Today is the first day of 2019 for Kitted and I sit upon this precipice (wooooo baby) with excitement, hunger and drive. This year looks like a crazy busy year and I couldn’t possibly be more excited.
As a self-proclaimed “work slut” (phrase coined by my mother – Kim, you saucy minx, you) I feel excited to announce that this year Kitted Styling will be covering the following:
- personal shopping and styling (obvs)
- wedding co-ordination and styling (frothing at the mouth for this)
- custom corporate uniforms & attire (kit yo life and yo business because why not)
- content creation & social media management (kit yo Facebook page while you’re at it)
- extra English lessons (kit yo kid’s marks. Kidding. This just keeps my soul happy and I can’t let go just yet.)
I hope to blog frequently this year with some Kitted scoop (my schedule: “that’s cute, guurl. That’s cute.”)
To my clients – let’s do this.
To my fellow hustlers – keep slaying.
To my friends – forever grateful. Forever lucky.
To my family – you’re first. Always.
To my Christopher – everything.