My path to being a jewelry designer was not a usual one.
I wasn't one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives, when they were a little kid.
I never really found anything that lit me up, or had the right guidance to figure it out. I do recall taking those quizzes in school "find out what job you should do" but I don't think any answer I got, made the lightbulb go on. I went to school for occupational therapy, starting out as an assistant, with the plan to work and go back to school to be a licensed OT. The job market was not good at that time, I went on interview after interview with no job. I ended up starting a career in corporate retail. It taught me a lot about merchandising and retail, but when we started talking about having kids, the thought of spending 45-50 or more hours a week there instead of with my kids, was something I didn't want to do.
As a SAH mom and the only mom in my circle of friends, at the time, jewelry making started as a creative outlet. Then it evolved into a passion and then a dream of being my own boss. When my kids got to school, I knew I wanted to contribute to the household but needed something that was flexible and fun, so I could be there for my family. I have always tried to be true to myself which has led me to where I am now. I chose the name because I want all women to be happy with who they are. Not expecting perfection because that's unrealistic. You are amazing in your unique way and that should be celebrated all the time. It's about ease and simple happiness in the form of jewelry. It's high quality, simple understated styles that let you be you. When you wear what makes you happy, you feel good. When you feel good, you can conquer anything you put your mind to.
I was also trying to teach my daughter that life is short and you should be happy. So I decided to go for it, to try to make my jewelry into a successful business. I went all in on True Happiness Designs, believed in myself and I am so grateful that I did.
So when you wear a piece of my jewelry, I hope you are reminded to stay true to yourself, feel confident and happy. Feeling good is a state of mind, choose to live your life your way. Celebrate you, because you are awesome.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and as always supporting me.