You may have noticed I haven't posted in a while.
When I started this project it was always meant to be fun and 260 days in it very much still is. One of the reasons I think it's stayed that way is because I've never allowed it to become the monkey on my back. It was a project born out of wanting to make my world feel better and I've never let it feel anything other than a gift. If at any point it's started to show signs of becoming something I resent (usually when I'm ill) I've had a policy to pause the flow of activities and just focus on being better.
So when I got offered a spot in the Zinc business building cohort, and after doing my research on what would be expected of me for it, I made a decision to pause The F---itlist for the entire month of October. This would make sure I could focus at this crucial, information rich bootcamp phase and not start hating this list for being the thing I HAD to do when I was tired at the end of the day.
So that's what I did and I've been missing it terribly. And I'm really excited to be back seeking out fun adventures and gathering buddies.
Tonight, it felt quite apt that I spent the evening at a new women only members club listening to some awesome female entrepreneurs. They were talking about the passion behind their companies and how to upgrade something from being a side hustle to your main focus.
Shope Delano, (sustainable fashion expert), Farah Kabir (co-Founder of Hanx, the design-lead condom brand for women) and Marieke Syed (founder of Snackzilla, disrupting children’s snacking) spoke about the challenges of founding a mission led business but conversely how it was also the most incredible thing they had ever done. I left feeling excited for both my career and this side project because when you love two things this much, how can they fail.
'Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t. So that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.' Unknown source.