Nothing Past Nine has been "on vacation" for months and months. I even considered closing things up permanently, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I even spent hours working on elements for a new, snazzier website and it just never panned out because I didn't have the time or energy to devote to … Continue reading Looking a little tired…
Last September, I joined The Knitting Guild Association and signed up for their Master Hand Knitting program. It is a three-level course designed to evaluate your knitting and knowledge with the goal of improving the quality of your work. The work is done individually and then submitted to a committee for review. There are knitted … Continue reading Knitting Update
Nothing Past Nine has been around for going on five years - FIVE years! During that time, many things in my life have changed...and many haven't! NPN has been a constant, always hovering on the edge of my active thoughts. In all that time, however, I've struggled to give the idea of NPN a true … Continue reading Identity
Don't the proverbial "they" say that the first step is the hardest? Or...getting started is the toughest part? Something along those lines? Regardless, I've been thinking back on how much work it was to set up Nothing Past Nine, and the anxiety I felt before getting my first real sale. (Sorry friends and family, you didn't … Continue reading Small Affirmations
Welcome to Entrepreneurship!
You haven't heard from me in quite some, sorry! My goals, my business and this blog have taken many turns over the last few years, but I am excited about some recent developments and hope to start a shift that will make a big difference in my life. As my husband and I slowly inch our … Continue reading Welcome to Entrepreneurship!
Hobbyist vs Entrepreneur
If you haven't noticed, I love words and digging into their meanings. My husband would probably say I just overthink everything. Can't really argue that point either...but I digress. Names. Titles. Positions. To some people they are just words, but as I started this business, built up my Etsy shop and made my first few … Continue reading Hobbyist vs Entrepreneur
Creative Business Dictionary: Friend
As a journalism major in college, I developed a strong affinity for words. They are deep, complex, and have the ability to convey multiple messages. Now, as a creative small business owner, many words have taken on new meanings, and I am constantly catching myself seeing the world from a different angle. Each week, we look … Continue reading Creative Business Dictionary: Friend
What I’m Reading
Some people chuckle at the fact that my library card was one of the first things that made me feel like Charlotte was home, but I have devoured books as long as I can remember. Even when it meant Mom had to read "just one more chapter" before I would consider sleeping! I am a huge … Continue reading What I’m Reading
Cross Country Inspiration
Last year, my brother got married in wine country in October. Growing up in the midwest, an outdoor ceremony in October could mean a threat of snow! Even here on the East Coast, we get a lot of cool, wet weather that can dampen the excitement (pun fully intended!). As you can imagine, packing for … Continue reading Cross Country Inspiration
Creative Business Dictionary: Courage
As a journalism major in college, I developed a strong affinity for words. They are deep, complex, and have the ability to convey multiple messages. Now, as a creative small business owner, many words have taken on new meanings, and I am constantly catching myself seeing the world from a different angle. Each week, we look … Continue reading Creative Business Dictionary: Courage