There was a typo. There was a typo…on three hundred shirts, and my tummy turned sour. You know that feeling? Have you ever made a mistake at your job or school, a mistake where your stomach just sinks? WORST FEELING EVER.
Being a small business, three hundred shirts is A LOT. For a brief moment I was disappointed and didn’t allow much grace for myself. How could I have not caught this, I asked myself, I had starred at this artwork 12 times. I couldn’t help but hope that this would not impact negatively the recipients response to our purpose as a company when they read this mistake.
The phrase “trial and error” is one of the ways I learn unfortunately and owning a small company I have made a lot of errors but I have also had a lot of wins. As humans we can only strive for excellence, but that doesn’t mean we will embody it every single time. I believe that in our daily lives we simply try really hard to do well, make people proud, and make ourselves proud. In all, we must still know that at one time or another we will find that we may not always get it right and that is ok. We should learn from our mistakes and move forward.
Snatch up a limited edition type-o tee here [one of a kind] ;-)
Our values as a company:
No matter my history, past mistakes, relationship status, or career choice, I am worthy of love.
I am not defined by my past. I am prepared because of it. I will encourage myself and others to treat themselves with kindness, patience, respect, and all that embodies love. We live our life knowing we have worth.
It’s a lifestyle.