Reflecting on Intambo and My Journey as I Turn 35

As I stand on the cusp of turning 35, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey that began eight years ago when I founded Intambo. It feels like just yesterday that I was a 27-year-old with a vision and a passion for creating unique jewelry. The path has been anything but smooth, and there were countless moments when I felt burnout and questioned my choices. Yet, through all the ups and downs, my desire to create has always been stronger.
The Early Days and Burnout
Starting Intambo was exhilarating, but it didn’t take long for the challenges to surface. There were many nights when I felt overwhelmed by the workload and the pressure to succeed. Burnout was a frequent companion, whispering doubts and tempting me to quit and start a new life. There were times I seriously considered walking away from it all, but every time I came close, the creative spark within me reignited, reminding me of my mission.
The Inner Struggle
Throughout this journey, I’ve questioned myself more times than I can count. Am I on the right path? Is this truly my calling? Despite these doubts, the desire to create beautiful, meaningful jewelry always won out. This is my dream, my mission, and my way of expressing myself. Crafting each piece of jewelry is not just a job; it’s a profound act of self-expression that connects me to my core.
Transformation and Growth
Looking back, I realize that the journey with Intambo has transformed me in more ways than I could have imagined. Every cell in my body feels like it has changed, and my mindset has evolved dramatically. The challenges and triumphs have shaped me into a different person, someone who is more resilient, creative, and driven.
A New Vision for the Future
As I approach this milestone birthday, I am filled with new plans and a renewed sense of purpose. The journey of the past eight years has been long and sometimes arduous, but it has also been incredibly rewarding. I have grown not just as an artist, but as a person. Now, I am excited to see where the future will take me and how Intambo will continue to evolve.
The road to building Intambo has been anything but straightforward, marked by moments of doubt, burnout, and self-questioning. However, the unwavering passion for creating jewelry has been the constant force driving me forward. This journey has been my mission and dream, a profound way to express myself. As I look to the future, I am filled with anticipation and excitement for the new chapters that await.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Your support and encouragement have been invaluable, and I can’t wait to share the next steps of Intambo with all of you. Here’s to many more years of creativity, growth, and beautiful jewelry!
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