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TBT: Vintage Typewriter


I love this photo of this Vintage Royal typewriter. It appealed to me because it is 'B.T.' or 'before technology', and represents a time when things were much more simple. For book worms and writers like me, a typewriter represents a sense of nostalgia that delights the soul. It takes me back to when I was a little girl and my grandmother would set me up at her typewriter. I was so little that I couldn't even reach the desk. She would pile up a stack of phone books in a wooden chair, line up the ribbon just right,  and let me pound out on the keys for as long as my heart desired. I saved my money and purchased my own pack of paper, and I set out to put my creative stories in a professional format that I would later sell to friends and family for a quarter a piece.  Who knew that an old dusty typewriter would lead to my first entrepreneurial endeavor? Thinking back on that experience makes me feel humbled, fortunate,  and empowered to create more memories....things that are worthy of putting down on paper that would bring a smile to someone's face, and make another little girl want to sit on top of a stack of phone books and write her life's story.

Creature of Habit
I have always lived within the constructs of my own little box. Changes in my daily routine scare the bejesus out of me. I am shampoo,  rinse, repeat girl all the way!
But now that I have ventured out into the world of entrepreneurship I realize that I have to let go just a little bit and not be afraid of change. Not every day of my life will be Groundhog's Day. In the daily life of an entrepreneur you have to be ready for anything the day may bring.  Sometimes letting go may mean the difference between your existing portfolio and an expanding portfolio with tons of new clients. You have to be ready to embrace that change and step outside of the box.
It took a while for me to fully embrace this concept, but before I knew it I was already knee deep in the joys of a brand new day. Ideas come at all different times of the day, and these days I just roll with it. Who knew I could let go of being a control freak...