I’ve got to say, sitting here writing a blog after designing and publishing the Unit 13 Originals website, is not the usual thing that I would be doing. Up until July last year, I’d be found in a classroom 3 days a week, teaching a class of 30 8-9 year olds. It’s what I’ve done since I was 21 and it’s all I’ve known for the past 16 years…
So when my husband suggested that I maybe take a year off and join him in expanding Unit 13 Originals, I was a little nervous to say the least! Unit 13 is a brand that I’ve watched him develop and throw his all into for 11 years and for me to come on board felt a bit risky. What if we didn’t have the same outlook on things? What if we really got on each other’s nerves? What if the only thing I am actually good at is teaching?!
Needless to say, after a whole lot of discussion, I decided to take the plunge. And why wouldn’t I? I absolutely love the t-shirts we design and sell and I love the amazing feedback we get from our customers. It’s great meeting like-minded people at comic cons and I get a real buzz from seeing people so excited about our products. Only last week, I was at The Trafford Centre in Manchester and spotted someone proudly wearing one of our t-shirts. Our t-shirts!!!
The future of our business is looking bright and I am really excited about the rest of 2017. We have loads of plans for new designs and products and launching our website feels like a big step forward.
Oh and for those of you who are wondering…my husband and I do have the same outlook on things and we haven’t got on each other’s nerves! And I’ve discovered that teaching isn’t the only skill that I possess. What a relief!
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