I became my own boss out of absolute necessity.
At 26, I found myself stuck in an incredibly stressful corporate job surrounded by miserable people 4 days a week. I was also trying to complete a nutrition degree and run a busy home-based lash salon.
When I fell pregnant with my first child, I knew things had to change. I had recently been diagnosed with stress-induced high blood pressure and I needed to put my health and happiness first, for myself and my family.
I gave up the security of a pay check in pursuit of a simpler life.
With a baby on the way, I wanted to choose the hours I worked and spend more time at home.
At first it certainly didn’t turn out that way! Starting your own business and navigating those early years is a huge learning curve. But as my team grew and I developed my leadership skills, I experienced the freedom I’d been longing for.