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It's May which is my birthday month so I'm going to write a blog post and reflect my adventure with Pawmiscuous. It's been a goal of mine to work on more blog posts so even if nobody reads it, at least I did it haha. (Side note-I hate writing and always have.... literally writing an essay in College would be the bane of my existence)
I attended this event last week called "When to Jump" where I got to listen to the stories of people who made the decision to leave something comfortable and chase a passion. It spoke to me, even the part that was like "I quit my job and went to Bali", haha that was ME! I guess I'm part of the "Basic Bitch, quit my job, go to Bali" group. It was amazing to hear the stories of all these people from different backgrounds who felt exactly how I felt in that point of my life where I hated what I was doing. No matter what path you decide to choose, the hardest part is that Jump. Was it scary to quit my steady job and give everything stable up to go walk dogs in the beginning of Winter... hell yes! My Asian mother was mortified...lol. Pawmiscuous started as an idea of initially just walking/sitting dogs. Would people say it was a crazy idea? Absolutely... I mean I went to college (mind you still paying for my student loans almost a decade later) and I wanted to walk dogs. I started my business with absolutely no idea on how to even start a business. Google was my best friend, I probably learned more from Google than the 4 years of college. Did I know how to use photoshop, No- thanks youtube! Did I know how to sew? Not really- again thanks youtube.
There is definitely so much I had to learn and still learning. This journey has had its ups and major downs... Entrepreneur life is hard. It may sound glorious, like yah working from home must be great, setting your own hours must be awesome, no boss what a dream! It can be a lonely journey, I probably talk to dogs more than I talk to humans on any given day. I am my own boss meaning I have to do everything, there is nobody to go to for questions (besides Google), I am accountable for all mistakes/errors that happen and because my business is my baby I am always thinking about work anyways. Even with all the difficulties, would I go back to what I was doing- definitely not! Whatever path you choose to go on is your own path and nobody can tell you what to do or how to do it. We all have our own timeline and whenever you are ready to make that Jump, you will just know :)
Lots of Love,
COE (Chief of Everything), Pawmiscuous
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." -Roger Caras
I couldn't agree more with this quote. Animals may not be able to speak to us in the way we understand but they sure are the the most genuine, loving and kindest creatures on this earth. With all that is going on in this world, it's hard not to feel disheartened and hopeless on a daily basis. One of the biggest reason I decided to start my company 'Pawmiscuous' is because I chose happiness over security. It has allowed me to not only be creative but bring joy and humor to others. It's been a little over a year since I started with this crazy idea and it's taught me a lot. Throughout this journey, I can probably say that I've met or come across (in person/social media) the kindest people. Something that all these people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, sexual orientation, etc have in common is their love for their furry children. To some it may sound silly that people have Instagram accounts for their dogs/pets, but you see the genuine happiness that these animals bring not only to their owners but to people all over the world. It is amazing to see how people have used this platform to spread awareness of rescue organizations and animal welfare issues.
One of my goals was to use my platform to support animal rescue organizations and be able to give back. I decided to create fun designs that expressed how I felt about my love for animals that I hope others can relate to as well :) For every purchase from our Human Apparel collection, I will be donating 10% to a rescue organization. Let's help spread love, compassion and kindness with helping one loving animal at a time! My first rescue organization I will be donating to is Pupstarz (one that is near and dear to my heart). Pupstarz with the help of Found My Animal and True and Faithful Pet Mission saved my baby Penny from a high kill shelter in Florida. These non-profit organizations rely on donations to help these animals with medical care, transport etc. With your support, we can help many dogs in need and find them a loving home!
Everything happens for a reason right? I wasn't necessarily looking to adopt a dog at the time as I was making a huge transition of starting my own business and let's be real, owning a dog in New York City doesn't come at a cheap price.