I knew I was a writer in high school because I couldn’t go anywhere without a pocket-sized spiral notebook and a Bic pen with the chewed up cap. I never knew when words would seize me and I would frantically scribble them out for fear that in a moment they would be lost forever.
But there is a difference between believing you are a writer and admitting it to anyone else. Those words carry weight. And authority. And in all reality, could easily be refuted by someone who just plain thinks you’re no good. Anyone can type. Only some can truly write. Right?
But the first step to feeling like a writer is saying it aloud. Or for me, writing it out.
I ordered my first business cards when I was about to attend my first blogging conference. I had never had a business card before and after spending hours trying to design my own and ordering them, I was frustrated that the color was off and the weight of the paper felt flimsy. It was too late to order new ones but after that experience I shopped around.
I ended up ordering from Minted.com because their designs were original and fresh and I had heard good things.
When I opened the tiny box with my name and the title writer beneath it, I finally started to say it in less of a whisper.
After all, I had a card. A beautiful one at that.
Many of you have asked where I got them. There are lots of places to get business cards but I wanted something specific with a beautiful design and color.
I spent awhile looking at some of the beautiful inspiration boards with their gorgeous wedding invitations, even though my wedding was 15 years ago, long before Pinterest could give you ideas about what to do with mason jars and paper pom poms.
I love good design, but I am not a designer.
I knew what I wanted, but didn’t know how to make it myself. Minted was a perfect fit for me because the design was there, and I could customize it for my needs.
I am a paper fiend. I love stationary and journals, cards, prints, and gorgeous fonts and I have found all of that at Minted.com.
They do good design. They do inspiration and beauty.
After all, I’m a writer, we need that kind of thing.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Minted.com and I was compensated for it. However, the opinions expressed were mine as you know I am way too stubborn to refer a product I don’t personally love.