When I embarked on this journey of becoming a blogger, it was one of those things that I didn’t feel was optional. I had to do it. What I did not know was how much I would love it and how it would change my perspective on the importance of happiness. Even though I’ve only been blogging for 7 months, it has created moments in my life where I have found myself wondering why I didn’t start doing this 10 years ago. I have no regrets, I don’t believe in them. I believe that everything happens for a reason and sometimes you don’t know what the reason is until is reveals itself. It helps also to be patient, even though I am hustling all the time.
I’ve thought a lot about my career in the past year or so. I’ve worked since I was 16 doing various jobs ranging from pre-college jobs such as being a barista at an espresso bar to my most recent project where I was asked to be a consultant on a Global ERP transformation for my former company. I have many interests, but there is a palatable difference between the excitement that I get from my professional career and my passion for blogging. Blogging is my creative outlet and I’ve grown to realize that drawing the ideas in and then sharing them makes me joyful. In today’s post I am going to show you how to take inexpensive, yet chic, file folders and frame them into artwork that inspires and reminds us about the importance of happiness.
I’m obsessed with stationery, so much so that I pre-buy cards for any occasion. While at TJMaxx, I saw these chic file folders with motivational quotes in gold metallic print and I decided that they were too pretty to put in a drawer.
The packet came with 3 different quotes for a total of 9 file folders.
I picked up a frame from Bed, Bath & Beyond – it was only $25 and it is double matted – a great deal! I had measured the file folders and knew that the inside dimension was going to be 8×10, so I picked a frame that was matted to that size.
No cutting was required, I simply taped the file folder to the back of the mat!
Here is the final product. I put it on the wall next to my PC as a constant reminder.