Holy Duck!!!! I am 32!!!!

I feel Birthdays should be celebrated, like the New Year. Realistically, it is the New Year for that individual. This brings me to the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In episode 147: 18 for 2018 they discuss a personal challenge of making a list "18 for 2018" basically to get things done within the new year.  So basically, you list 18 things you want to accomplish. Listen to the podcast and find out how they hacked it from a fellow listener. I am going to hack it from these ladies, but my list will be "32 for 2018." 

How will I accomplish this? I will make a whole new tab to my website.

What does this mean for my brand? It going to help me focus on writing.... my biggest challenge. 


About Maidens of the Pacific & Sara Knighton


Are you a Maiden?
The dictionary defines a maiden as a girl or young woman, calling out that it’s often specifically an unmarried one. As an adjective, a Maiden is being or involving the first attempt or act of its kind, “the ship’s maiden voyage”.
I prefer a definition that is a loose combination of both, and then some!
As Maidens we are anything but ordinary and together we are as powerful as the sea itself.
Maidens of the Pacific is not a mass manufactured apparel and goods company. Everything I create is an extension of myself and a thoughtful expression of who I am – as a woman, surfer, crafter, maker, artist, activist, and environmentalist. All of my graphics are hand drawn and hand screened by me in my studio in Astoria, Oregon. All Maidens of the Pacific apparel is made in the USA and I make efforts to source locally to cut down on my carbon footprint.
My drawings come from my experiences in nature and my love for being outdoors. They find their way on to my apparel, patches, scarves, towels, bags and anything else my tribe might find useful. Useful! Fellow Maidens know the value of the products they purchase and consciously and with intention put their money where their heart is. Minimalists at heart, we support local artists and makers that create useful art, that combined makes us feel good and serves a purpose. If I have to wear clothes, I want them to be a reminder to Live. Laugh. Create!
I hope Maidens of the Pacific’s products make you feel alive, ready to live life to its fullest and enjoy your experience here on earth. My wish is that they encourage you to find joy and humor in the everyday – gently nudging us to keep it light and silly when possible, and to remember to make and share our creations. I create for many reasons, but mainly and most simply, because I can’t do anything else. It’s who I am at my core and my most authentic self.

So, are you a Maiden?
You are a lover of nature and with a deep respect for mother earth. You explore her beauty and stand in awe of her magic.
You draw inspiration from helping others, serving your community and taking care of your local open spaces.
You choose the products you purchase carefully and mindfully and support fellow makers.
You explore life like a new trail – carefully observing and joyfully taking it all in.
Sara Knighton is an artist and maker living in Astoria, Oregon. She has called Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon home. A self-taught surfer and Coast Guard Veteran, she has found her happiness making in the Pacific Northwest.

Blogging Through Dyslexia

Hello there,

Here is a little secret!! I am almost 32 years old and write like I am in middle school. It's time to change that. Well, I will attempt to change it. Here is a little glimpse into my past. Growing up, I chose to paint and ignored reading. The first book I read from cover to cover was when I was 19 years old. Throughout high school I would skip character parts. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and fix this issue. 

During college, one of my professors sat me down and talked about my dyslexia. He struggles with it as well. I have all the thoughts and ideas, but can never articulate them. It's extremely frustrating. Well, I think this is a pretty good first entry. So much more to come. I plan to read, write, make, and create wanderful things.!!! I know my strengths and have many passions. The world is my oyster!!!! 


Thanks for taking the time reading my thoughts!!!