First off I would like to take the time to apologize for my shameful eight-month hiatus from the blogging world. To anyone who feels personally offended by it (I’m guessing I haven’t deeply upset anyone with my internet absence), I am sincerely sorry.
Eight months ago I packed up my car and moved down south to the charming old Southern city of Charleston, SC. I launched an online boutique called ShopTreetie.com where I sell eco friendly women’s fashion apparel and accessories. In October I participated in a local fashion show to help get the name of my business out in the community. I am now also working as a cocktail server at a beautiful 5 star resort while working on growing and expanding my online business. These past few months I have experienced first-hand the insufficiency of merely 24 hours in one day, hence my anti-commitment to social media. It may not be an excuse, but it’s all I’ve got.
Just last week I received a call from a marketing company revealing to me that I was chosen as a semi-finalist for a contest I entered a couple months back. The contest is called Scion Motivate, sponsored and organized by Toyota’s child company Scion, which is geared towards a younger audience. Fifty young entrepreneurs were selected as semi-finalists to be flown out to Los Angeles for a week of business related workshops, as well as the chance to win a brand new car and $10,000 to help grow our businesses.
So here I am, just one week after receiving that call, sitting in a beautiful beach-front resort in Santa Monica, California, excited and anxious to see what the next few days bring.
While a brand new car and an extra $10,000 in my business’ bank account would be fabulous, I will at the bare minimum benefit from a resurged sense of motivation and determination to make Treetie a success, expert advice and priceless mentoring from the best of the best, and a reminder to dedicate more time to some of my hobbies that have been pushed to the backburner these past few months, like writing, cooking, and photography. Okay, I’m definitely not complaining about a free trip to Los Angeles and four days on the beach either. I look forward to meeting and befriending other like-minded, hard-working, passionate souls that will be in attendance, and to networking with individuals who have the power to help make my business dreams come true.
I promise you will be hearing more from me from here on out, and I look forward to updating you all on this mini-adventure, and to hopefully post pictures of my new fuel-friendly Scion xD that I hypothetically win.
Peace out ya'll.