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Anxious Yet Fearless

It is nice having a Mini Me. My tween and I are best buds.  She is the spitting image of me, acts like me and talks like I do.  There is one crazy  thing that my youngest and I have in common.  We want our own businesses! 

Female business leaders is a growing phenomenon in other parts of the world. Even in the States, we are the exception, not the norm. As entrepreneurs thirty years ago were mostly upper middle aged men, there was an occasional spouse, pioneers like Estee Lauder and Oprah built empires. The playing field is leveling out now with millenials of both genders owning a majority of new businesses. 

Closer to home, Mini Me and I were serving at the local shelter and loved on a little puppy.  Inspired by the story of Shiloh, I’m sure, she asked if she could have a dog if she raised enough money. “Um, yeah,” was my dismissive response. There are piles of hobbies and equipment from her short-lived interests.  How long until this passes? 

Her mind must have been working overtime!  She starts throwing ideas at me a mile a minute. She wants to bake for our friends and set up a stand, a webpage and begin today. Yikes! 

We worked till nine last night on choosing specific recipes that we can do easily. I will probably have her go to different stores to price ingredients and judge quality. She already has ideas for pricing, but are they realistic? How often and how long do we make batches? Storage and delivery are a concern of mine. But hey! 

Don’t forget, we both struggle with anxiety and being overwhelmed. That means this should be extremely out of our comfort zone. I remember when she would teach herself gymnastic moves. I would cringe because she had NO concept of fear! She is a natural risk taker. Therefore, I will have to follow her lead and jump headlong if she is serious about this. Oh my heart!

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I have been a Lorain county resident for five years now. Anywhere you go you can see quintessential American life in our backyard. From scarecrows to Organized Labor Day, from urban decay to rural homesteading, and my question has been, "Where is the joy?!" People need more reasons to smile. While I am committed to educating and empowering people, I promise this blog will always share the hope and joy I have.

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