2023 End of Year Reflection

2023 End of Year Reflection

In December, I like to look back and review Yardia's year in business, including highlights, finances, experiments and changes. This was a year of intentional learning, contentment with the way things were, and yet unexpected massive growth for Yardia. Word of the Year: Root In 2023, I selected the word Root...

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growing roots.

growing roots.

Now that we're over halfway through 2023, here's a throw back: did you choose a word of the year (and do you remember it)? My word for 2023 is Root, and I selected it as a symbol that combined concepts of contentment and growth in my mind. The year has...

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I quit social media for 6 months--here's what happened

I quit social media for 6 months--here's what happened

At the end of last year, I decided to take a short break from social media over the holiday season like I usually do. This time however, once January came around, I decided to extend that break for about a month as an experiment...which has since turned into an indefinite...

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Processing.

Processing.

The past few weeks have been pretty heavy for us as a collective, on top of a dark several years. This week I've been slowing down and doing things that help me to process when I'm feeling numb. For me, that's painting, which allows me to have the space to then write...

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Why I'm Participating in the Etsy Strike

Why I'm Participating in the Etsy Strike

This week, through April 18th, I decided to put my Etsy shop in vacation mode (i.e. close it up) in solidarity with the Etsy Strike. My main shop here, of course, remains open and active. My Etsy Story I started Yardia as an Etsy shop in 2008, and have been...

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