By Caroline Huffstetler
That’s what my inspiration card for today reads. And it’s so true. You can’t wait around hoping that someone is going to drop your dreams in your lap. You need to dream big & go after what you want. Life is too short to be unhappy. Life is too short to go into a job you hate every day.
After hopping from desk job to desk job unsatisfied and ultimately bored, I knew something had to change. Quitting your full-time job with benefits and guaranteed pay is scary. It took me six months to build up the confidence that selling almond milk was a feasible business. I worked a part-time job with my first boss out of college (who is amazing) until I finally signed a lease at my kitchen. Every single day is still pretty scary. I still don’t pay myself and I definitely don’t have paid vacation. Every time I jet set, that’s time away from the business. It’s pretty stressful & I usually wake up in the middle of the night thinking of all of the things I need –and want—to do for the business.
That being said, I wouldn’t change a thing. Creating your own brand is one of the most inspiring and life-changing things you can do. I learn something new every single day. I get to be creative, I get to call the shots, and I get to choose the direction in which I want to go. I don’t have a giant corporation lurking over my shoulder. I am inspired every single day. And I can’t wait to get out of bed to work on Nutty Life. I am so excited to build this brand and bring Nutty Life to people across the country and eventually across the globe. I envision a Nutty Life office culture of freedom, flexibility, creativity, health, wellness, passion, and inspiration. One day, we’ll have an office. After all, you need to dream big.
Have a great weekend! Stay inspired :)