I never suspected back in college that I would one day be an enterpreneur. I graduated as an Early Childhood Educator and began working at an enriched nursery school right away. I loved every minute, working with the children. Once my husband and I started our family, we both agreed that I would stay home for their early years. Once my last child (at the time) started school, I began thinking of what I was going to do. I felt so torn. I wanted to be home when my children were home, but I also wanted to help my wonderful husband with the financial aspects of raising a family.
I can’t tell you how I came up with the idea of starting my own business. We often joke that it took me nine months ( just like our children) to birth the idea. It started as a tiny seed and slowly grew. In hindsight, I guess it was inevitable that I would be self-employed. I am a very self motivated, “A” personality. I don’t like others telling me what to do. I am a hard worker and no one can push me harder then myself. I like to help others (I have been on too many boards to count and my volunteer hours should be counted in years, not hours!) Lastly, I am a perfectionist at heart. When I read articles about being self-employed it just seemed to be a nice “fit”. I know I made the right decision when I started Boodles of Baskets and Gift Baskets Canada because I can honestly say that I love going to work every day. (More on work days in my next post)