Not so long ago, I got a message, which made me giggle and also made me think I’d better get my ‘semi-specific’ on.
“Shayna, I hope you don’t mind but I’m seeing all of these posts of beautiful women crushing on working with you. I want in. Haha But I don’t really know what you do!”
Truth bomb? Some days, neither do I! But every day, I let joy be my compass! I’m an artist, and every day that looks different. Some days, it involves my coloured pencils. Others, I come in side and my pyjama pants are covered in paint. Some days I sit and create digital magic - every piece, an adventure.
Some is for me. Some is for the WORLD. I create logos and business promo. I manage insta feeds. I design all the beautiful bits of your website. I design books and book covers, stickers, swag, product labels and flyers....
I do ALL THE THINGS!
...and I do them differently!
I work with the energy of you and your creation. I find colours for the feelings that don’t have words! If I’m not the girl for you, I’ll be up front from the get go. I want you to be happy. THAT’s my target.
And sometimes I need to be flexible. I have 2 beautiful babes who I love to the moon!!!
Right now, I'm happy...SO happy. But I've also known sadness. That not knowing if you'll make it through the next minute, let alone the day.
5 years ago, I was a high school teacher. Then I lost my little sister. Just 22 years old, she took her own life. It was the first funeral I’d ever been to, and the hardest day of my life so far. I was so sure I'd failed, like i should have protected her…like I could have protected her.
I tried so hard to understand a choice that wasn’t mine… Until suddenly, it WAS mine. It was me. I spent 7 days in hospital, one of the scariest weeks of my life. I wasn’t sure of anything. No one had the answers.
But without words, I asked a question. What would it take? What would it take to be happy.
It's been quite the journey, with it's share of highs and lows...but i really am happy. I have 2 beautiful children - a husband that loves me all the world - and i'm alive. Grateful.
I wake up and I ask! I let joy be my compass!