All about the Journey
Hey there! I'm a small town Nebraska girl with big dreams and a creative soul! My journey into web design has been a wild one, but I'm loving every minute of it!
I graduated with a degree in secondary math education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I taught 7-12 math for 6 years before deciding I just had to explore my creative side. Full disclosure-I wasn't quite sure what that looked like, but the pull on my heart was something I could not ignore anymore.
I had started a business making t-shirts, earrings, and selling boutique clothing a few years ago. I have a trailer I transformed into a traveling boutique, and I decided to pursue that full time. Although Royle Creations was going strong, it was a lot of hours on the road traveling to vendor events, and I just wasn't sure that was "it".
Then something so crazy happened! I thought I was helping a family friend with a template website, and I ended up staying up waaaaay too late for waaaay too many nights teaching myself how to code. I felt like I was on a different planet. There really is something out there that combines my math brain and my creative brain AND I can do in small town Nebraska...it's web design!
I enrolled in coding classes, got a certificate in Adobe Illustrator, and 29TH DESIGN was born! The joy I now have in my heart is indescribable, and I cannot wait to share my love of coding and designing with other entrepreneurs.
As I look back on the fear and anxiety I had when quitting my full time job to pursue my creative side, I wish I could go back in time to tell myself that God had and has a plan. If I never quit to follow my heart, my eyes would have never been opened to what else I could do. I had doubts, worries, and fears....but it worked out even better than expected. I hope you can find something that sets your soul on fire, too.
Also, remember life is short. If you have a dream, go for it! Change is scary...but so is wondering what could be if you don't make the change. It's okay to change your mind. It's okay to do something different. Pursue what you love! If you don't do it now, when will you?
Read my thoughts!
Starting a business is all of the things - exciting, wonderful, scary, and overwhelming. Join me as a share snippets of my journey in this amazing thing called life!