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2019 Year In Review

2019 Year In Review

Word of the Year: Abundance In 2019 my word of the year was abundance. Every year I expect to learn something from the shadow side of the word that calls me and this year was no exception. I took away from the year a new shift from a scarcity mindset...

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Mid-Year Reflection

Mid-Year Reflection

I'll admit that this mid-year reflection on my business goals is about two months late, but since I started reflecting on my goals in June, I figured I might as well still finish up my reflection and publish it for my future reference. It was important to me to sit...

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Quitting My Day Job

Quitting My Day Job

Well, here's the secret I've been keeping since February--I quit my dream job as a middle school art and leadership teacher at an all-girls school to follow my calling as an artist and embark on my dream career of running Yardia full time! Let me tell you the story of...

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What I learned at Camp Thundercraft

What I learned at Camp Thundercraft

In mid-April, I attended Camp Thundercraft, a weekend business and craft conference hosted by Urban Craft Uprising and held on beautiful Vashon Island at Camp Sealth. I've been wanting to write up a reflection on my time at this "grown-up camp", and here are five of my key takeaways from the...

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Yardia's Core Values

Yardia's Core Values

Yardia's core values drive every decision that's made in the company, to better align my actions as an artist and businesswoman to the mission and values my company represents. When I was took my winter business planning retreat at the beginning of 2019, one of the primary tasks I worked...

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