“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” Emily Dickenson
I saw this quote recently on the Indie Business Facebook page and it really caught my attention. It describes exactly how I’ve been feeling lately.
Soapmaking may have began as a hobby for me, but it has evolved into so much more. It has opened doors for me. It has brought me new experiences and new relationships. And it has forced me to be “newer” everyday. I have learned so much about soapmaking (and myself), that I do indeed feel that I am a new person. As a woman in her middle years (with a son who will all too soon be leaving the nest), I like feeling “new” instead of old!
And here’s the latest experience to make me “newer”: I have been invited to speak at the 2012 Annual Soap Conference of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild in Portland, Oregon! I’ve always enjoyed my time at the Soap Guild Conferences (you can find evidence here and here). So I’m thrilled to be talking to attendees about making cold process soap with alternatives liquids, like beer, juice and coffee.
I’ve never done anything like this before. But I’m already looking forward to discovering the “new” woman that I will be at the end of that day!
Interested in the Conference? There’s info on the HSMG Conference Page.