Banking on Women

Since the begining of this year, I have been participating in an amazing program for women entrepreneurs, Banking on Women. This program is funded by GE (awesome) as a way to provide education and encouragement to women trying to start their own businesses (all kinds). The program's primary goal is for each participant to be clear in their goals, and path and produce their business plan by the end. Trying to juggle school and BOW has been a challenge but I'm very grateful for this journey and excited for the path that I am on.

This is a new experience for me; In the past I have encountered business women who don't want to help other women in business, as if  they lose something by sharing. It's like everyone feels they are taking a test and need to cover their papers. The women in the class are different; They are very open, gracious, helpful and supportive to each other. We all want everyone to make it and be successful.

For the first time, I really feel like I am going to make it. I am more corageous and have more confidence in my dreams than I have ever had. I actually see my fashion line as a reality, a physical thing. Going through the process and knowing what it takes to actually start this business, and that I have what it takes to start this business, is amazing.

Our last class is next week. While I feel like I have been given the tools I need to take some big steps, and it's pretty awesome to be able to say "I believe", I am going to miss seeing these ladies every week. I wish them all as much success as I want for myself and  I thank them all, especially Danielle, for all the knowledge and love they've dropped on me.

Winds of Change

 It's been a couple of weeks since I posted. I haven't been really motivated to do the "usual" postings; constantly trying to find curvy content to cover to make sure I can post is not really what I want to do. I have always been a curvy girl who loves fashion to her core and since I was 10 pinning up drawings on my mom's office wall I've wanted to be a designer. Strangely, despite the urgings of friends, until about a year ago, I didn't think to design for the curvy set. I always designed for the skinny girl I wished I was, not the gorgeous plush girl I am.

In thinking of where I want to go career wise, and where I want to take this blog, all roads lead to fashion. For the last few years I've not enjoyed my career as a trader; I thought I would, but I didn't. It's as interesting as I thought it would be, but no other career than designing will make me happy so I'm going all in. My job ended about a year ago. I looked for work but not finding a new job I've decided to forge through the fear and do what I should have been doing all along. Going forward, this blog will be a record of my journey to the career of my dreams: A Fashion Designer. I will still write some on beauty and plus size happenings but it will mostly be about my road to the place I want to be.

Whether you love where you are, or are on a journey, be fabulous now.