My business is celebrating its first birthday this week!
The weird thing is, I wouldn’t have noticed if it hadn’t been for the Girls on the Run of Puget Sound auction I attended tonight. It was just in time for last year’s Girls on the Run auction that I launched my Etsy site and printed my first La Vie en Orange business cards and donated a sewing lesson for four.
And I found myself in a similar place again this year. I’m thisclose to having my own [dot]com… And I made more business cards with the new url (still teasing because I’m planning on doing a big reveal with a giveaway in the next week or so…), and donated another sewing lesson package. Such a funny moment of déjà vu. And such a lovely opportunity to think of all I’ve done in the last year- growing a business, getting married, very nearly almost buying a house. Wow!
And then there are the Banana Cheers. A Girls on the Run energy award staple. Girls on the Run is an after school program for 3rd-8th grade girls. In a nutshell, it uses the power of movement (running, skipping, cartwheeling, you name it) to teach lessons on self-esteem, self-respect, healthy living… An energy award is something the girls in the program give to one another for any reason- being supportive, helping one another out, you name it…
The Banana Cheer holds a special place in my heart. It is my favorite energy award (and one of many). One that I still do at the office from time to time, even though it’s been years since I worked for GOTR. It’s also maybe the energy award that I brought from Kalamazoo to Seattle when I moved. For reals- Girls on the Run of Puget Sound did not have the Banana Cheer before I moved here… And I love that the girls in Seattle (check out their video here) love it as much as the girls in Kalamazoo. And I have done at least four Banana Cheers today thinking about all the good and joy in the world and in the last year. And for your support, I give you your very own Banana Cheer!
Thank you for the support you’ve shared in the past year. For the joy and comments and creativity and business and awesome. :) And in addition to the Banana Cheer, use the discount code GoBananas to get free shipping in my Etsy shop until April 15! :)
Where has the past year taken you? I’d love to hear! Please comment below :)