Hello, dear readers. Inherent in the mission statement of The Bright Side Project is the unspoken belief that to “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” is an absolutely essential component in creating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Every now and then, we will ask our contributors to answer a few short questions on the ideas of happiness, creativity and sunshine. We hope these rays of light help inspire you to find the sunshine in your day, today and everyday.
Today we are honored to introduce you to Jess from Epheriell.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
I’m a country girl from South-East Queensland, Australia, and I am lucky enough to be a full-time creative entrepreneur working out of my solar-powered home studio in a green, bird-filled valley. I make eco-conscious, modern sterling silver jewelry under the brand Epheriell – I also blog about beautiful things and how to have a bountiful business on EpheriellDesigns.com.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
When I was younger, I was actually on-track to become a research scientist – but life happened and I realised I didn’t have the necessary laser-focus and passion to become a scientist (because that involves becoming very, very knowledgeable about a very, very specific topic, and I’m a multipotentiate, so I would have gotten bored real fast).
After gaining a teaching degree I worked in numerous education-related jobs during my 20s. It was in my late 20s that I started crafting as a hobby, and I discovered that I LOVED working with my hands. My enjoyment of Manual Arts back in early high school probably should have been an indication of this, but I had my sights set on an academic career, so I never gave it much thought.
I’m a much, much happier lady now that I’ve discovered my creativity – and worked out how to turn it into a full-time gig!
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
So many places! My morning walk in the local bush; the birds that flit around outside our house; cuddles with my cats and my husband; chats with all my online friends on twitter and facebook; blogs, pinterest and TED talks!
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
We don’t get many dreary days in Queensland – to the point where I usually love them, and always long to curl up in bed with a hot drink and a book whenever the weather is cold and rainy. Lighting a scented candle or two is always nice.
What are you most grateful for?
My husband Nick. He is the most awesome life and business partner I could ever ask for! We are so lucky to be able to spend every day together – I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Epheriell!