I know this will sound silly but back when I was 16 and we had long summer days. I used to lay around my bed talking to my sister and we would day dream about what we would want to become when we were really old, like 30! (Haha) and the dream was? Becoming successful business owners! Yep that’s all I wanted and after working for 10 years I felt like it was time to let go of my routine and do something I loved under my own terms.
Choosing the business that I’m in was the easiest part of my decision. Having a healthy relationship with food is something I would love to inspire as many people as possible to have and ENJOY!! so to me starting Healthy Genie felt like a natural outcome of my passion and years of experience in the field.
I made a very difficult decision! I quit my job and decided to move thousands of miles away from home. Packed my bags but then something unexpected happened, I faced a new challenge tam tam taaaaaaaaa I was pregnant!
Add that to the previous mix and you have one emotional woman with a huge challenge ahead. Of course after battling the issue in my head and trying to avoid that annoying voice that was telling me it’s probably not the right time to start a new business while you are about to become a mother for the very first time in a country you’ve never lived in before (annoying right?) I had to listen and decided to wait which was probably just as hard as was my decision to move.
Two years later I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did. It gave me time to absorb the city, be mama ready (and I can’t tell you how great it is to be able to spend all this time with your little one) and once I felt I established a reasonable routine and had all the support that I needed I went ahead and pushed the button!
It’s been 4 months since and I’m still learning something new everyday, facing new challenges but most importantly LOVING it!
Healthy Genie x