My Small Business Story | The Why

Alexandra Rae Design | This is my story

I think in months like May and June, we tend to do as much reflecting about years past as we do in December– especially “school” type reflections.  This year marks 8 years since I’ve graduated high school and 4 years since I’ve graduated college. A friend said to me the other day, “College freshmen have come and gone since you graduated.” Whoa. Way to make me feel old!  Looking back, I’m a little shocked at where I am today, because it’s certainly not where I expected to end up– and I think that, eight and four years later, a lot of my high school and college friends could say the exact same thing.

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past month going back through my archives of my blog, going through my past journals and scrapbooks, and doing a lot of thinking.  I think it is so important to share (or at least write down!) our stories (It’s one of the main reasons I’m a scrapbooker!) I think it’s so important to share our paths of how we got from point A to point B.  I think we can learn a lot from each other– even if our paths aren’t the same, there’s something to be gained from each step.  Often times, we are in so much over our heads in thatverymoment that we often don’t see what lessons or skills can be learned from that phase in life. I know I am guilty of that– especially when I was suffering through jobs right out of college that I hated. Advice for you: It gets better. Keep truck’n on.

I’m going to be sharing a bit about my “path” throughout next month, and I encourage you to jump in and do the same. If you do write about your path, link up to your posts in the comments! I can’t wait to read about the path you’re building, and I hope you feel the same way!

This series is inspired by Elise Blaha-Cripe’s Small Business Story, and prompted by The Ladders, who are encouraging bloggers to share advice for new graduates entering the workforce.  


About Allie

Allie Trumpower of Alexandra Rae Design is a God-loving designer,  photographer, and a memory keeper. She loves list making, snail mail, great design, memory keeping, pinterest, twitter, and instagram.

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