Hi there, my name is Jennifer and this is my story.
I have spent my adult life trying to figure out where I fit in. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to own and operate a business; mostly a fashion design empire. However with my inability to love and believe in myself (who would take style advise from a fat gal? – times have changed), I allowed myself to hide. I succumbed to doubt. I allowed myself to be put down. I punished myself for not looking like what I thought my target client wanted me to look like. I gave up on my dream and pathetically faded away.
I am a creative type with a strong personality, I am passionate and I care. I have made many mistakes as I am not perfect. I will not let my past stop me from fulfilling my desires. I will listen to those who criticize me but will not allow them to hinder my progress. The one true thing I know is that I am beautiful, I am powerful and I am intelligent. I have decided to stop waiting on this, that, and the next thing and get moving on whatever makes my soul sing. I believe that everyone has the beauty and power to live their life as they wish. Right. Now. I am out of excuses as to why I haven’t made the Cookie Fairy into a profitable cookie business, why I haven’t opened Parts + Labor, a brick and mortar for local crafts people, why I haven’t started an interior design firm, why I haven’t, why I haven’t, done any-damn-thing but think about doing it and not do it. I am done. If I CAN dream it I CAN do it! And I WILL. Thank you very much.
I have wrote and rewrote this post countless times. On more than one occasion had someone ask ‘when are we going to see something from HYV?’ or ‘what is HYV exactly?’ (I’ll explain HYV a little later. I’ve got to keep you wanting more!). To tell the truth I was so scared of putting myself out there, of really putting myself out there, that I stalled (again). My husband said I’m overthinking it and would you just put something out. To get started on it and tweak it as I go. Soooooo that’s what Ima’ gonna do. Put it out there. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go have a nervous breakdown.
Love – J