Last night, @thewonderjam studio was filled with people who have a side hustle, or have made their side hustle their full time hustle. (If you missed it, check their Insta stories for a recap!) I was honored to be a part of the panel of such talented and inspirational entrepreneurs, moderated by @adamlehman. Being on the panel made me stop and reflect on how much hard work it has taken to get a business up and running (and stay running), and how scary it was to make the leap from my corporate finance job into designing and renovating and blogging full time. I was terrified of failure, to the point where knots in my stomach and scary dreams kept me up at night. And then I did it, and it was a rocky start, but we got through it. And then it started getting less and less rocky, until it started being really fun. People say this all the time, but it's true - being a small business owner is super challenging, but also so rewarding. If you're thinking about making the leap, keep working harder than everyone else and staying focused on your goals, and you'll get there. Promise. 🤗 photo c/o @alliepal.