So here we are, the start of a long journey.
I never really remember being asked what I wanted to be when I was younger I just remember one day in primary school where we had to dress up, and I went as a hairdresser. I think my passion for cutting my barbie’s hair was way too obvious until I got older.
I think as soon as I learnt the word entrepreneur I just knew from then. I was a bit of an odd child because this term is something I have always wanted to become, from selling scoobies on the yard, to t-shirts and bunting in markets – I didn’t know what the idea would be, I knew it would take time but I knew even then when I was eight years old that I would eventually get there.
I was always fascinated by art and even in a climate that is gloom I still find so much inspiration. Or at least I think I do. I want to be my own ideas woman, from the time I was 16 to 21 I sacrificed my mental health because I wanted money – I was at that point completely money driven, ignoring the management and ‘paying my dues’ in order to be better off – until I hit my breaking point. It wasn’t burnout, by the end I was just broken.
Money is great, but it didn’t buy my health. I don’t regret sucking it up to the man for a while because now I know I don’t want to make that mistake again. Since leaving that very toxic work place environment, I’ve picked up some other odd job roles in between studies. HR must have hated me because as soon as my paperwork was in, I was leaving.
I physically and mentally will not push myself to rely on poor management, time wasters and bullshit hours. They never valued me. It’s when this belief of becoming an ‘entrepreneur’ started because I know now I will not be able to work for anyone unless it’s myself. Obviously sometimes to survive sacrifices need to be made, I suppose what I’m saying is those sacrifices shouldn’t be for life.
I will disclose that today was a great start, 100 likes on the Facebook Page, and a new connection made to take things forward! [Insert celebratory dance here]. Honestly, thank you to those that have supported this blog over the couple of years, and the early stages of this new journey. It makes being stuck inside a little bit easier.