Living for me!
Hi Powerful, Boss Babes!
This is my first blog post in AGES! So welcome back!
shop1323 is not just a boutique, it's a lifestyle! This lifestyle is all about living the life you want to live...not living for others, not living the life that you THINK you should live and not living a lie to compete with others. But genuinely living for yourself.
What does that mean? What does it look like to live the life you want to live? Well, I can only speak from experience. The first thing that comes to mind is that if I lived the life others wanted me to live I wouldn't be self-employed. In 2010, I decided to quit my job as a Store Manager at BCBG. I was making $60,000 a year with full benefits and working an ideal schedule for retail. But I wasn't HAPPY.
I wanted to be more available for my family, I did not want to have a cap on the amount of money I could make, and I wanted to be my own boss. Although I have a pretty supportive circle, I still heard comments like "you need stability!" "don't depend on a man" (because I had my husband's support at the time) and other fear based comments.
I've always been a risk taker and I knew in heart I would always wonder, "what if?" So, I QUIT! I went after my dreams. I started the Product Development Program at FIDM and graduated with honors. But halfway through the program, I opened my first boutique. And here I am 5 years later, living a life that I love!
Share your stories with me on how you've chosen to live a life that you love.