About Me & "Memetrepeneur" Origins

Hello! I'm Val, and I've embraced the title of a memetrepeneur, combining my passion for meme culture with my academic background in business administration and marketing.

My entrepreneurial journey kicked off in 2020, amid the pandemic's challenges. Facing unemployment and financial difficulties, I discovered a talent for crafting, particularly in creating meme-inspired earrings, which quickly garnered love and support on Etsy.

Below, you'll find one of my creations inspired by Spongebob, a testament to the quirky and fun essence of my work.

where it all beganI was actually pretty successful on Etsy, as I hit my first 1,000 sales by the end of the year! Unfortunately, by the end of 2022, I was navigating ADHD, trying to figure out if I have autism, and dealing with depression. It has been a journey with its ups and downs. So I hit a period of intense burnout that really took its toll. Despite my best intentions, several orders remained unshipped, sitting right there yet feeling miles away. The reality of executive dysfunction hit hard—it's like knowing exactly what you need to do but finding an invisible barrier that stops you in your tracks. I truly wished for more control during those moments, but the struggle was overwhelming.

As a result, my once 5-star shop dipped to a 3-star average. Not because I didn't care, but because I was temporarily stuck, unable to act. Realizing the impact of my inaction, I reached out to offer refunds and apologies to those affected. 

I was on a pretty long hiatus as I took some time to reflect. I'm truly sorry for any inconvenience I'd caused to my customers in the past. 

But I'm back again! Can't wait to share some new products with everyone <3 

As I venture into this exciting chapter, I'm eager to reveal new T-shirt designs, reflecting the unique vibe of the content from my meme pages. It's important for me to be upfront about using AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney, which assist in crafting some of this original content. This approach not only fuels creativity but also ensures the work is fresh and avoids copyright issues, being entirely derivative. Honesty is key in my creative process, and being transparent about these tools aligns with that principle. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we dive into these new designs together.