I'm almost to the top of the roller coaster. My knees are shaking and I'm holding my breath. I'm launching a brand new business. There are a lot of firsts. This is even my first blog post! ...Yes, like ever. Many people would have their hands in the air, ready for the fun to begin at this point on the ride. But in full disclosure, I am not a risk taker. I am not a thrill seeker. I like the security of knowing the ground won't move beneath my feet. Right about now, my eyes would be tightly shut, and I would probably be holding on for dear life... questioning if the safety harnesses are indeed safe.
Thank goodness I'm not on a roller coaster. I may not be a risk taker, but I am passionate. I am filled with a drive and desire to create change in this world. I want women everywhere to be treated equally, to be able to provide for their family, and to have the opportunities that we have. Giving a woman a job can give her those things. So that's our plan. We're going to sell fair trade artisan goods and create more jobs for the women that need them.
I still have a lot of work to do before the doors can open at The Shop. Next is launching an online store. And the beautiful Christmas season is right around the corner. I'm going to open my eyes wide. I'm going to throw my hands in the air. I'm going to enjoy every moment of this journey that God has blessed me with. So if you hear me screaming "Waahooo!" randomly, you'll know why. :)