Welcome to the Indie Beauty Blog Tag Party! Donna Maria, the chief executive indie at the Indie Beauty Network has started a tag party where members share what they love about the indie life.
So here goes, at 6 AM in the morning, I really can't think of a better way to start a FRIDAY!
1. FREEDOM I am free to do what I want, when I want, where I want, with whom I want! Wheew, that pretty much covers it, right?!
2. CHALLENGE running a business is a great deal of work, a labor of love that I embrace whole heartily! I love solving problems and discovering unique solutions through creativity, networking and experimenting.
3. NETWORKING The Indie Beauty Network has opened my eyes to endless possibilities. I am astounded by the knowledge, creativity and helpfulness my fellow indies provide me with on a daily basis.
4. SCHEDULE Being that I've spent the greater portion of my life waking up at the crack of dawn as a competitive swimmer, I can now carry that into my work (even though I don't take the icy 5AM plunge in the pool anymore!) I've always been an early bird, and working at 5:30 AM is completely fine, and something I do on a regular basis! I swear I'm sharpest first thing in the morning :)
5. BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP Peter and I started The Grapeseed Co. four and a half years ago on $1000 and a dream. Since then, we've bootstrapped to fund our growth without having the stresses of being financially responsible to a bank or someone else.
6. LEARNING I love researching and learning new information. Actually, when I was tossing around the idea of starting a biz, my other top contender was going to get a PhD... think I made the right choice! I don't owe anyone hundreds of thousands of dollars and I can continue to learn in ways that work for me.
7. EXPERIMENTING My favorite days are those messing around in the lab experimenting and creating new products.
8. SMILING Seeing what I've built, and creating the life I want just plain makes me smile!
9. BEING GREEN has always been my lifestyle; mom raised me that way and now I create and manufacture green products in eco-friendly ways.
10. SURFING this one must be said... surfing is my passion, one I did not get to do as much before becoming a "full-time" Grapeseed Co. employee. When the waves are good, I can leave at noon to catch a few rides, and schedule things on my own time!
tag, you're it!