I’m completely obsessed with my new earrings. I just ordered them from Noonday, and they are finally here!
I was introduced to Noonday just a couple of months ago (via Jen Hatmaker’s Podcast — I know. I talk about her podcast ALL THE TIME. Let’s all just get over it.) and the conversation she had with founder Jessica Honegger completely rocked me.
This was the moment for me, standing in my bedroom, folding laundry and listening to the podcast, that I started asking myself what Ruffle Couture stands for and what kind of a difference am I/could I be making in others’ lives.
I’ve been working so hard to grow a brand and a platform and create this product, but what is the next step here? Where am I going with this business? This was one of the pivotal moments in the shift and restructuring of my business, making the jump from handmade artist to full time blogger.
What I appreciated about this company is that it’s actually not a non-profit, but a for-profit business that honors artisans in third world countries, who are creating beautiful accessories, and income and jobs in their communities.
Jessica said in the interview, “I think that’s what I love about entrepreneurship is that it really does treat people as image bearers of God, with ability, with worth, and with innovation, and with great ideas, and get to multiply that. So that’s been my greatest joy at Noonday has been able to create entrepreneur opportunities for Artisans, and then also for Ambassadors here in America, because there’s just something that happens in being able to walk through your fears by starting a business.”
Just days later, I saw on social media that my friend Sara was a Noonday ambassador. When I reached out to tell her that I just heard of the company for the first time and was so inspired, she told me it was the very podcast that inspired her to sign up and become an ambassador and she is rocking it. I love seeing other women who have lit a fire under themselves and found something they are passionate about. Sara has embodied this.
As for my shift and purpose. It’s in the works. I’m still prayerfully ironing out the details and scared and excited. I’m waking up in the middle of the night thinking about it, and daydreaming and sharing with few friends. Honestly, I’m still terrified of the one hurtful “who do you think you are to do that?” Sort of response from someone I love.
In the end of the interview, my BFF Jen says this,
“Because what you’ll discover, dreamers out there listening, is that even people who love you deeply–maybe the ones who love you the most–sometimes the voices of criticism more than anyone because they don’t want to see you fail. But the truth is I talk to a lot of women with a dream in their heart, but fear is keeping them frozen from starting, or trying, or changing or shifting towards it.”
My question to you is this: What is stopping you from becoming who it is you want to be? Who you were made to be?
Where are you now and where are you going?
Are you on the other side of this fear? Have you taken the big scary jumps, faced the failures and come out on the other side?
Please share with us still on this side of the fence, waiting to pounce into unchartered territory.
To shop these earrings, visit http://sarafreer.noondaycollection.com/