I got a kick out of this illustration that gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted sent me.
(I’ve seen this, uncredited, all over the Internets. If it’s yours or you know where it originated, let me know so I can credit it.)
It’s reassuring to see that some experiences are universal. The saying, “It takes ten years to be an overnight success,” has a similar effect on me. It helps to know that my jewelry business has a few more years to go before I need to panic. But I don’t want to wait too long, so I was alarmed when singer Cee Lo Green said it took him 18 years to become an overnight “sensation.” Then I recalled my less-than-sensational experience with Cee Lo at Lollapalooza this summer. Yeah, there might be a reason he needed the extra time.