I started a business last month. It has been a lifelong dream of mine. When I was in fourth grade I started a stamp and sticker business. I made a brochure of all of our designs that you could order – then I would make it custom for you. Needless to say, this wasn’t THE IDEA, but it taught me a lot about myself. 1.) I am creative. 2.) I like business 3.) I like a good challenge.
Over the years I’ve had dozens of ideas (just ask my family!). I executed one about 7 years ago, but the timing wasn’t right. Today I can confidently say that I have followed my childhood dream, and am a legit business owner.
Starting a living, breathing, organization is one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling, things I have ever done. My business is still very new, and sales aren’t growing fast enough for my liking (patience was never a strong suit). My resources are currently limited & bandwidth is tight. Each day I learn something new and am challenged in a different way.
I am a wife and mother to a beautiful 2-year-old. He is a little tornado. His energy level is unsurpassed & he his need for his mommy is blatant. Mom guilt is a real thing. There is typically one event per weekend for the business, but the rest of the time is spent with my family & my sweet little boy. Honestly, we could probably do an event every day if time allowed, but I cannot do that to my family. It’s a tough juggling act and it’s exhausting, but I know it will all be worth it – perseverance has always been a strong suit.
One thing that keeps me going is this….
When the time comes for my son to share his dreams with my husband and I, I can look him straight in the eyes and say, “Honey, you can do that. Follow your dreams. I did.” That’s what I call living my truth.
Now please check out my business! Email me if you have any questions or ideas!