From the time I was able to start dressing myself, I've had a strange affinity for clothes and jewelry. There has always been something special about putting on a new dress or a fabulous statement necklace that gives you that little boost of confidence we could all use every now and again. Naturally, I have always had a strong desire to open up my own boutique and help women feel great about themselves every day. Even if it is just giving them the encouragement to buy something nice for themselves, because I have noticed as women, especially as we age, we adopt the idea that we shouldn't buy nice things for ourselves, as if we do not deserve such things (which I personally feel is a complete load of malarkey.) Above all else, I have always craved that feeling of helping others feel amazing in their own skin. I guess it’s quite selfish whenever I put it that way.
So, here I am. 26 years old and opening up my own online fashion boutique. Is it the charming, shabby chic, brick and mortar store I have always daydreamed about? Well…no, but it’s definitely a large step in the right direction. And on top of it all, I’m happy. Like, really happy….the delirious kind… where you ask yourself if maybe you are a little too happy because no one is supposed to be this happy, right?
One piece of advice my Dad has always given me is this, “Find something you love….something you’d do for free, and then find a way to make money doing it.” So, here I am, doing something I’d do for free (actually, for the past four months I have been paying other people to allow me to do it) and my attempt to make money doing it.
The best part about this whole experience thus far is that I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really on my way to fulfilling who I was meant to be. The woman I knew was deep down in there has finally made an appearance….and I really like her. She’s polite, decisive, and even a little bit brazen, and she never once falters to know exactly what she wants and that she is perfectly capable of obtaining it. I hope she’s here to stick around for a while.
Wishing you all light, love, and the courage to pursue something you’d do for free!