its a new year

what is there to say about 2014? same as always. there was a bunch of ups and downs. 2014 included the Edwardian Ball, art events in SF, Disneyland a couple times, sf giants game with my bff, the star wars exhibit at the sj tech museum, going to my first pow wow in palo alto, Comikaze and Hello Kitty Con. in the middle of the year i got offered a job at my regular Coffee shop. accepting that job was probably the best and worst thing i could have ever done. lol. im so happy to have made friends with my co-workers and met so many regulars. though, it was not until a couple weeks ago that the exhaustion finally caught up to me. also, do you remember my Etsy shop? maybe? haha. anyways, because of my lack of communication and shipment, a customer filed a case on their order and well, my shop is now suspended (in the process of creating a new shopping site). kind of not a great way to end the year :( having two jobs and juggling your own little business is a challenge. never done it before and its pretty safe to say that i have learned a lot from it. handling all three will take a lot of getting use to, so my goal this year is (first and foremost) to take it easy.... then organizing and making sure i fit my customers needs. also, hopefully i get to have a break once in a while. because i kid you not.. 15 hours of work 4 days in a row.. can sometimes make you want to cry. haha.

2014 made me get off my ass and break out of my comfort zone. i did that a lot. so i think i did. im not one to be very social and i dont really like talking to people. well, not really like but more that it makes me uncomfortable because i never know what to say or talk about. but working at the coffee shop has made me a little more comfortable with it. just a little. another would be getting myself out there and meeting someone. it didnt exactly work out and i eventually got my heart broken but i broke out of my comfort zone. never thought id do anything like that. ive definitely changed and i am definitely a different person than i was a year ago. i learned a lot this year but the most important one is that i am worth a lot more. i shouldnt settle for anything less. also, never apologize for being yourself. never.

onto the art stuff! since my Etsy shop has closed i decided to start selling my work on my art instagram (@hellomartiangirl). but recently decided to open up a new shop (on Storenvy). Since i am still working like a mad woman, im going to be selling my things differently. which will make it a lot easier for me to get it together and ship on time! right now im in the process of getting supplies in and everything together so i should have everything done and set up by mid January to the end of January. Im really hoping that people will like the idea ive come up with (which will be announced on my art instagram soon)! oh and ive decided to make Hello Martian Girl my "business" name so i  am pretty excited about that too! i had other ideas and plans this year for my Hello Martian Girl brand and i hope i get to launch them before the end of the year!! as for my new shop, its currently under construction but heres the link :

thanks for reading and hopefully i get to write more blog post!!!!! lol