2016 was an extremely hectic and busy year for me. I experienced a lot of changes in both my personal and business life. On January 1st I hired my daughter Kristen as my editorial manager. She’s taking on everything that the blogs can throw at her. That means that I will be able to focus more on the growth of this business, start my new travel blog and develop new products as well.

Welcome 2017

In the fall of 2016 I went back to school full time. Yes, I’ll be 50 years old in May of this year, but that didn’t stop me! I’m pursuing my photography degree and thoroughly enjoying it so far. I passed my first semester with flying colors… straight A’s and a 4.0 GPA. Very excited! So I’ll be starting a photo gallery soon and I’ve really been kicking up my photo game.

I’m heading off to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show) tomorrow and plan to discuss the development of more Crafts by Amanda craft kits, so watch for that announcement hopefully coming soon. This year will also bring about some new digital products, including lots of ebook collections and possibly a collaborative ebook too (to be announced soon!). Who knows, I’m even considering a video series as a possibility, we’ll see what time and resources will allow.

I’m rebranding this year. I just changed my corporation name to Amanda’s Creative Life, Inc. and will run everything under that umbrella. So you may see some changes in how the blogs look this year.

2017 is shaping up to be the year of change for me and I’m welcoming it with open arms.

2 Responses to Welcome 2017

  1. Great news and so proud of you for returning to school at 50. That’s not old. I’m 54 and would love to return to school but now out looking for work. Hope to do what I love one day as well! Good Luck in the future and whatever it holds for you. Good Luck to your daughter as well.

  2. MaryCarol Wilson says:

    Congratulations on making life changes for yourself!! It is never too late to learn so I commend you for going back to school at 50. I look forward to receiving your e-mails & hopefully putting some of your craft projects to good use. My cousin told me about your site & she is thrilled with it so she encouraged me to give it a try. I also am looking forward to 2017 & it being one of my best years yet & I am 70 years of age so I definitely feel it is never too late to learn & challenge yourself!!! Good luck with your ventures!!!

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