I have allows enjoyed being creative and I love using positive affirmations to help me when I am feeling stuck or down in the dumps. So I decided to illustrate some of my favourite affirmations and the result has been the start of my Love Your Selfie Store. Positive affirmations are based on the mindful approach to life, with the ethos being, you are as good as the thoughts which you think. So many people are stuck in a rut of thinking negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities. Positive affirmations are helpful in turning peoples negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Repeated often they will increase self confidence and help to reduce anxiety. For example, if someone is stressing out over an upcoming exam, a good affirmation to repeat is "I am strong, confident and successful in everything I do". If someone is feeling stuck in a job they don't like anymore, they can use the affirmation "I have the power to create change". When we are in a positive frame of mind, opportunities present themselves to us and we are open to receiving them. So the aim of my business is to help people realise the power of their own potential by bringing positive affirmations into their lives, in a fun and creative way. My illustrations are aesthetically pleasing and fun to use, T shirts, magnets, mugs, notebooks, posters and postcards are an ideal way to display and use the affirmations, the more familiar you become with an affirmation the more it will resonate within you and you will feel the positive effects of the chosen words. My future aim is to boost the expose of my business and reach more people, I would ideally like to start some positivity based lessons within schools to help encourage children to have good self esteem and strong feelings of self worth. I really see the sky as the limit and I have had some very positive feedback from people who have said that my illustrations would work very well in schools. So any funds I receive will go towards creating projects that will help individuals to use these positive affirmation products to help themselves to achieve happiness and success in their daily lives. I am also hoping to pair up with people who already work in education so that my products can be used to their full potential.