It’s been one year since my first Woodsy New England post.
In that year so much has happened and I have a lot to think about going forward with woodsy!
So what have I accomplished this year with woodsy?
Throughout the last year I’ve sold 66 shirts
I’ve helped plant 47 trees through donations to One Tree Planted
I actually physically planted some trees in Colorado (shout-out to One Tree Planted) onetreeplanted.org
I was asked to showcase my designs at the RAW Providence showcase
Woodsy’s presence on Instagram led me to design a Woodsy style beer label for Branch and Blade Brewing Company in Keene New Hampshire, (Go check em out!)
It also led me to design a Woodsy style t-shirt for and event for the Attleboro Elks (Thank you!!)
AND I got to design a company logo!! (‘Sup Compactor and Baler Services!)
I feel like I’m missing a few things… but that’s a lot to have accomplished in itself while working 2 jobs and to have another side hustle on top of it.
And going forward? PLANS. That’s what I have to make. I may not have accomplished all of the goals I made for Woodsy this past year, but I’m not ready to give up. I have so much support behind me that I couldn’t possibly give up after one year, and I truly believe I have something good going here!
So stay with me here, some sweet plans will be created and some cool things will be coming your way!
Adulting is hard. And making the best of it can be hard! But the important part is trying, because you live and you learn. When you’re a 20 something, graduated college, have mountains of student loan debt (no pun intended) that has you working 7days a week just to have F U N in life after work that day, you have to take it with a grain of salt!!
This hike I did with my family over the summer gave me a lot of clarity on current events in my life. As it does! Every single year of my life I’ve been camping with my family, now as an adult the 10 day camping trip we do to north Conway is the only trip I can make sure I go on!
All of these things are what I was thinking about at the top of Middle Moat Mountain in July, and how can I get more of this?! I thought of putting together my design skills with what I want to be able to do most during the spring-fall months. And that’s Camping with my family. So Woodsy was born, and I’ve been so excited about it. It’s not about “quitting my 9-5 so I can travel all over the world” cause I actually love my job in the fashion industry, and I actually love my 2nd job at the restaurant too (shout out to @harrysbarlincoln. I really just want to be able to take a break from time to time to get woodsy with my family. My student loans have trapped me on that 7 day grind as it has to so many people my age!! I don’t regret my choice in school, or career, I just want to get a normal life back, so I started Woodsy NE.