I started Jazz It Up in 2009 as a little side job. I made all the jewelry and hair accessories myself. The marginal proceeds that I did inquire went to help fund our adoption. Pretty soon I branched out into wholesale merchandising. This allowed me to sell purses and scarves via Jazz It Up. After that I added consignment to my repertoire which has allowed me to branch out even further. As fun and exciting as this has all been I have done a large part of my business online. It is not my sole income...I also work as a stylist at a local boutique.
My real dream is owning my own boutique one day. It seems sort of lofty sometimes...I frequently remind myself that it will be a struggle to start out and I should be wise about when and where to open. I know that with one baby boy and another on the way this dream is a few years (at least) into the future. But I love to plan and hope that one day this can be a reality. I feel that merging the skills I've learned working at my bosses boutique and the skills it required to start Jazz It Up will only be natural at a certain point. I just get anxious wondering when it will all happen for me and hoping I will have the support I need.
I guess that is the point of dreaming, right? Sometimes the wishes we have for the future are lofty but what would life be if we couldn't dream. I hope that YOU reach for the stars...no matter what it is you'd like to do in life.