From Better Homes & Gardens:
What was your "aha entrepreneur moment" -- when you knew you wanted your own business?
If I had to pick a single experience, it would have to be when I was doing a design workshop in France. I met so many people that were young and successful makers. I realized no one was stopping me from doing what I wanted except for myself. So I decided when I got back I would sign myself up for a product show, and things kept going from there! As for a success, I think I knew by the reaction that people were having to my products. They were interested in the material, the process, and how I ended up where I did. I knew then that I was on to something special.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
When I first started, I think I romanticized what it would be like as a business owner. Social media really makes the whole process look so effortless and beautiful. Now that I'm in the middle of things, I can safely say running this business is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and it is definitely not always happy and pretty. That said, the process has been one of the most rewarding of my life as well.