Well I have finally created a blog-page for my business-to-be, ‘Sense Of Self’. I actually decided on the name today and I love it, because my business is all about being comfortable with who you are, having a sense of who you are and helping people feel good about themselves. (S.O.S being the international symbol for help, as I help people to find their sense of self. Clever, huh?)
For those of you who don’t know, I won Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, with my business idea to combine my love of art with my joy of helping boost others’ self esteem. With this page I aim to keep everybody updated with my plans and what’s going on and what I’m doing.
Originally this was a small idea in the back of my sketchbook, inspired by my Mum, actually. She loves motivational stuff and has always toyed with becoming a Life Coach. I had drawn a skull and thought it would be funny to draw braces on the remaining teeth. I have braces myself and after a small discussion and some ‘braces’ puns, my first idea was born. That evening it was put back in the drawer and I thought nothing more of it. When I heard about the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition, it first appealed to me as the presentation would give us a day out of school. It was listening to the successful business-people there that really inspired me to enter. So I did. Everything after that moved super fast and I drew up some other ideas to bring to the final, and now, here I am.
With this business I am trying to tackle the confidence issues that young people face, because as a teenager myself I am literally living inspiration. I myself have braces and freckles, at one time had glasses, and still have SUPER curly brown hair. As teenagers we are practically programmed to feel bad about ourselves an with stereotypes and all that malarkey, we really have quite a lot to deal with- not to mention the pressure from the media! Anyway, I have loved art since forever and I’m due to start college this September to do an art course and I have a job for over the summer in the Scottish National Gallery (of art) which is like heaven for me.
Anyway, I have a selection of designs right now that I’m working on and a few finished, so shall keep you posted!