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When I Lost My Father, I Realized Life’s Too Short Not to Go for It

My name is Amber Fant, I am a full-time, self-employed, handbag designer/maker/owner at Daylin Skye Designs. I get asked how I started my business and it always sort of puts a wry smile on my face. Mostly because, I don’t really care for purses. In fact, it was the fact that I don’t like carrying a purse that put this whole thing in motion. Five years ago, I bought an iPad. Although I was working in a lucrative corporate position and could afford to pay cash for the iPad outright, I made myself raise the money because I saw it as a toy and not a need. So after selling other electronics, my bike, household decor items and anything else I told myself I didn’t need, I had the $900 to get the iPad and accessories I wanted. And with said iPad in hand, off to Starbucks I went to do

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How Do You Carry Your Story?

For my skimmers, here’s what you’ll find in this post: one look + one life lesson. This week’s is on showing your story off in style rather than letting past baggage burden you.  The Look: Odette Mini Bag from Daylin Skye Designs ($88 – use code GEMBENEFITS40 for 40% OFF!!), Pink Blazer (similar from Nordstrom – $74), Romper (similar from Shoptiques – $60), Recycled Guitar String Earrings from Restrung Jewelry ($38) The Lesson: Take a moment to write out the steps of your story (think bullet points rather than a novel). Use mine here as an example. Think about all the steps (the good and the bad) that had to happen to get you to where you are right now, on this path of following your dreams (because if you’re here reading this, chances are you’re a go getter, you want big things for yourself, and you plan to get them). You might

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