When asked to reflect on the word brave and the bravest thing I have ever done, I think I am in the process of it now.
I am starting my own business: The Rainbow Butterfly Café (creating Artistic Treats to nourish the mind, heart and soul). Nothing in my life has felt scarier and more terrifying , yet my determination to move past the fear and get my company off the ground and build it into a financially sustainable creative business is something I am determined to do.
The learning curve is huge for me…
For many years I just thought I was an artist and the idea of being a business woman was so separate and now I’ve realized to create my art the way I want to create it. I need to become and embrace being an entrepreneur. So I recently launched my creative education and performing arts production company The Rainbow Butterfly Café.
I have cerebral palsy which mildly affects my speech and gait. I’ve been told I was brave many times… Although I know the sentiments are always well-intentioned, being told I’m brave just because I live my life with a disability always makes me feel a little uncomfortable.
Starting my own business feels brave to me. I am stepping out on faith…facing my fears and doing it anyway — and any other cliché you can think of. I am taking the risks and the gambles because I so believe in what I am doing and I want to make it succeed.
This truly is the bravest thing I have ever done.