If you had told me a year ago that I’d be sitting here, alone on a Saturday evening, in my own townhouse (well technically not mine, I rent for now but that’s a story for another day) writing a blog post for a business that I created I would have laughed at you, hysterically. Never would I have imagined myself in the place I am right now, literally and figuratively speaking. I’m not going to get into the details of the past year but rest assured, it has been a serious game changer.
So here I sit, alone in my quiet little home with a glass of red wine and I’m writing, something I think I’ve always enjoyed doing without fully realizing it. When I was a kid my mom went to see a psychic in the mall of our little town on Vancouver Island and for some reason, I’ve always remembered what she was told. I was around 6 years old and the psychic claimed I would grow up to be an author, clearly evidence that psychics didn’t know what they were talking about as far as I was ever concerned. I am definitely not an author but here I am writing as much for others to read as I am for my own enjoyment. The universe works in mysterious ways.
There is one thing in life that I value above all else and that is honesty. I will always be honest with you here, that you can be sure of. So here it is, truth #1…I have absolutely no idea what I am doing! Blogging has never really made much sense to me. I didn’t understand how reading someone else’s opinions or thoughts on something could actually be an industry. Similarly, I’ve never understood the desire of so many people to own their own business. And yet here I am, naturally letting words flow onto paper, building an amazing small business and loving every single minute of it!
Since my daughter made me her mama 4 years ago, one thing that has made more sense to me than anything else is that being her mom is better than I ever could have imagined. She is everything to me and has been since the moment I realized I was pregnant with her. When my life unexpectedly re-routed itself last year, I felt really lost and without purpose. Being her mom will always be my true purpose, but I still felt like something was seriously missing. I spent a lot of time thinking about what this meant and of what I could do to change it. I thought about the things that I love and have passion for; nature, the outdoors and finding natural alternatives for health and wellness products. How it always feels like the most amazing discovery when I come across all natural, local products in a little store or at a market and how I always wish I could find them more frequently; how I love being home with my daughter rather than working everyday and missing that time with her while she’s little. How could I make these seemingly unrelated areas of interest work for me? Then I had an idea, decided to run with it and Discover just kind of created itself.
I’m so amazed at how this process has unfolded and that I’m creating something I love and have passion for. It has already given me that purpose and fulfilment I was so desperately seeking. I never could have imagined I’d have the courage to do the things I’m doing with Discover and I’m so grateful I took the chance. I stepped far out of my comfort zone and it has been so rewarding. I stumbled across this new world, full of supportive and creative women who work their small businesses with the same passion and drive as I now do. This new community I’m lucky to be included in has been extremely supportive and has truly given me more than I could have dreamed or hoped for.
I have big and exciting dreams for the future, Discover is just the beginning. I feel a sense of hope and excitement I haven’t felt for a long time, if ever. Already this has taught me to dream those big dreams, step out of your comfort zone and go for it! It’s worth it.
Much Love, Christina xo