The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately. Part Two.

The dream is free.  The hustle is sold separately. Part Two.

Finally back with part two.  I want to start by saying that I am sharing this piece for the sole purpose of giving an honest account about what the experience of building this from the ground up has been for me.  How I got here. What I struggled with. What worked. What didn't.  I found a real shortage of "real talk" in terms of starting a business.  It was all sugar coated. So much "follow your bliss", "dream big" and inspiration meme's. Great.  Now what?  I felt the lack of reality was palpable.  That you somehow jump seamlessly from dream to reality and document it with pretty pictures with beachy, waved hair and perfectly matched clothes.  This may be reality for some, but not for most small business owners I know and certainly not for me.  

I digress.  Back to the story. Part one left off at the actual vision.  So what did I do armed with this new vision? Well, I took a hard look at my life.  I was 31 years old. I had 3 kids 5 and under.  A load  of debt.  Little savings. A husband worked long hours and travelled internationally. A baby that didn't sleep. A 4 year old we had just signed up for pre k because we wanted him to have the experience despite not being able to afford it. A 3 year old that still preferred to hang with mom most the time. Yeeeeeaaaaaah.  Perfect time to find my purpose.  I guess life is funny that way.  Dreaming is great but what I needed, was more money.