Hated hearing my own thoughts inside my head.
Been attracted to negative relationships.
Counted my total calories 20+ times a day.
Eaten three candy bars at a time while walking from the mini-mart to my dorm room – and gained 20 pounds in three months.
Desperately wished that I could run a perfectly paced marathon only to not attempt the race because I was scared that I would end up quitting if I needed to walk.
Went over a week not getting a single online order.
Had anxiety attacks because I was worried about cash flow.
Moved to Chicago with $800 to my name.
Went three years without going to the dentist because I didn’t want to spend more money on health care.
Questioned whether Jess LC was going to be able to support me.
Hated the fact that I will never be able to create a budget the way that salaried people do.
Dumped most of my savings into re-branding my company.
Spent tons of money on PR only to recoup my investment in the last month.
Prayed for answers about what to do to keep the company successful.
Lived and worked in a tiny studio apartment with a hallway that smelled like burnt cigars.
Cried myself to sleep after an overwhelming trade show.
Been asked what my “real job” is by a store buyer as she placed an order.
Been told that I should marry someone rich.
Known that most of my family and friends thought I was crazy to move to Chicago and start Jess LC full-time right out of college.
… Designing a life with intention is not a smooth path but a continued effort. One step at a time.