If you're familiar with my story, you'll know I begun my business at age 17 and over the years, have definitely noticed the impact that starting so young has had on both me and my work.
To explore this topic, I thought I'd sit down with a guest who shares a similar story...
Polly Vadasz is the illustrator and shop owner behind Sighh Studio - a stationery & accessories brand selling beautifully and intentionally designed desk pads, greetings cards, keyring and a whole lot more. Starting out at just 15 (yes really) selling her illustrations through Instagram, Polly successfully sustained her online shop throughout university and now runs her shop full time, sharing her feel-good stationery and accessories with the world.
I loved talking with Polly and discussing our shared experiences; from the stories of how we started out and the impact making a lot of money as teenagers had on us to why our naivety and enthusiasm was fundamental in the early days and how friends / family reacted, we cover the realities, pros and cons of it all!