I am considering today, August 8, 2012, day 1 of our new life. Today is the first day I (Dana) am a full-time, work from home, small business owner. I have quit my ‘real’ job and decided to focus full-time on our business ventures. Shane and I are now working together, and living together, and sleeping together (LOL), all in the same house, all day long. (insert long pause here!)
But seriously I am excited and scared to death all at the same time. Being a small business owner, with THAT business as your only income, means you don’t have a regular paycheck to rely on. You don’t have sick leave or vacation days. No one gives you a day off. But with that risk, we hope and believe, will come great reward. We get to write our own future; show our kids how to be successful and self-reliant; prove that we have what it takes; schedule our days to fulfill our own personal mission, not someone else’s; and with a little luck and a whole lot of hard work, replace our regularly scheduled income with new income, that was earned with our own initiative.
I hope you’ll all be around to enjoy the ride with us. I am sure we will have a few bumps in the road, but for now we are looking forward to new ideas, exciting changes and a passion to be successful. Be sure to subscribe, like us on Facebook and join our mailing list. I think you’ll like what’s to come!
For those who are new to us, our primary business is a jewelry and apparel on-line boutique, offering handmade photo jewelry, fashion jewelry and accessories and custom-design tee shirts reflecting life in the South. (We are launching the new website soon so stay tuned for details.) Our secondary business is a direct sales venture we just started (last week!) with Pink Zebra Home, a home fragrance company. We are thrilled with the products and the management plan and are just starting to get our toes in the water with PZ. We are optimistic to grow with this new company!
Day 1 has been exciting……scary…….a bit overwhelming……but overall wonderful!
Have a PURDY night, y’all! xo, Dana