Here I am MANY regretful months later and all I have is a logo and a very basic non functioning website. Before you judge, let me explain. For the last 6 months, I have been focused on being a mom and getting my finances together. [gallery ids="122,117" type="rectangular"] In order to survive as a single parent to a 7 year old boy, I have been working multiple jobs just to stay afloat. You may think I am just giving out excuses, but I just was not in the right mind to take on such a task of starting A Karat Company. My full-time job just wasn't paying the bills and while waitressing was great money, I just couldn't continue to stay up until 3am knowing I had to get up at 6:30 to take my son to school. I was beating myself up BAD. I began praying and talking to God about this pickle I was in and by faith I can finally say I have reached a point of comfortably being able to dedicate time to my dream. Instead of waitressing long nights, I started back at Kay Jewelers just before the holiday rush. As silly as it may seem, I really missed being around jewelry. I have already bought myself a new diamond ring, a pair of gold earrings and a gold and diamond bracelet. I also finally took all of my broken jewelry in to be fixed. I thoroughly enjoy helping others pick out jewelry for themselves and others. I especially love designing custom pieces. I have a customer that I am creating a white gold cross pendant for with onyx and a blue sapphire. I am so excited to continue this journey in a jewelry world!