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Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

Let me share with you something I actually wrote before the trip – before I even knew that I would be going… I launched this blog almost 2 years ago to the day, as we were sitting at the airport waiting to board for our ‘impromptu’ flight to Italy. I say ‘impromptu’...
The jewel in the crown

The jewel in the crown

While we are still processing all the patent and trademarking information overload, I have been working on another part of my shoe concept… the final little twist on a unique part of my design. When we left for Italy last June, this part of the shoe – the buckle...
Patented leather shoes

Patented leather shoes

Today I took all my precious cargo… my shoe prototype from Italy, my sketches (some on the back of a plane ticket), my pitch presentation, and a whole lot of anticipation (oh, and of course my bump) to meet with a patent attorney 🙌🏻  It was a full-on meeting and...
Crystal clear

Crystal clear

Today marks one year since I made the decision to resign from my full-time job and go after my dream – to launch my own shoe concept. I had been swimming in the beautiful teal waters of Port Stephens on Australia Day, and was reminded that although big decisions can...
Reality bites

Reality bites

The whole point of me sharing this journey with you is to firstly inspire you if you have a dream you have been wanting to go after and need that extra encouragement, and secondly so I can be real and transparent – I don’t know what is next around the corner in this...
Next steps

Next steps

We’ve been home a whole week now… and I’ve been keeping this white shoe box safely guarded away from Reuben, our Groodle puppy – whom I am sure would find the box most appealing too (although, our reasons differ slightly!). So what now? The...