A few months ago I put a call out via Instagram stories that I was opening up time in my schedule every Tuesday morning to chat with you. Quilting, business, hair styling, dogs – anything you wanted to talk about, I was going to set it up. Two people. Two 30-minute appointments. Every Tuesday morning. No catch.
I did this on a whim and was instantly anxious that it had been a huge mistake. So many things could go badly! After my first day of calls I was patting myself on that back for making such a splendiferous split-second decision. Chatting with you is fun! Over the weeks I got to talk with other creatives all over the world about their dreams, plans, businesses, quilts, and current projects.
Why Tuesday Mornings?
I got the idea in my head after listening to an interview with the magnificent Maya Angelou. She said,
"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."
The more I thought about this quote, the more it struck me that she did not say, "When you learn it all, teach. When you get it all, give." I have a tendency to count myself out when it comes sharing knowledge and advice. I can pretty easily convince myself that I don't know enough to give advice and I haven't learned enough to teach.
Have you ever had that thought? You know that you know sooome things, but you're not an "expert," so it holds you back from teaching or sharing.
Well, no longer am I letting the absence of knowledge deter me from sharing my presence of knowledge. I've been quilting for almost 17 years. I worked to create my own freelance graphic design business for 2 years, and I've been plugging away at growing Suzy Quilts, my textile design business, since the start of 2016.
Over all of that time, various people have come in and out of my life and taught me valuable lessons. Yes, I've had to figure many things out on my own...and usually the hard way, but I would not be the person I am without a few select people taking time and investing in my drive and creativity.
What's the Catch?
No catch. This is my service to you, my fellow creative. I want you to feel empowered, energized, and excited about learning and growing. You're not alone – I'm here with you!
Yes, this is not an efficient way of using my time. I know. lol! Yes, instead of chatting with you one-on-one I should probably dedicate that time to hacking away at that ebook I've been trying to write for the past 6 months. But, there's something about that one-on-one time that's really nice, right?
Signing up for Tuesday Mornings
If you are interested in setting up a Tuesday morning appointment with me, here are the terms:
- It's only on Tuesdays.
- There are two slots every week: 8:30 - 9:00 and 9:00 - 9:30 CST
- It's not personal. It's business. And by "it's not personal" I mean, I'm not your therapist. We can commiserate about how unfair it is to start graying at 25 and how diet ice creams seem to be getting worse, but outside of that, let's keep it light.
- Appointments are through Skype. Once our time is set up, I'll share my Skype username with you.
- If you can't make your appointment, let me know ASAP and I will try to reschedule you. However, chances are, I won't be able to...but I'll try my best.
To get an appointment, leave a comment with a sentence or two about what you would like to chat about. I will try to schedule based on a first come first serve. Once you leave a comment, I will email you to set up an appointment.
Chat soon! xo