The last few months have been a whirlwind to say the least. My family experienced the birth of my baby niece—who, in so many ways is teaching me the virtues of patience, resilience and unconditional love. My husband and I are embarking on a journey to become homeowners. We bid farewell to my sister-in-law who found herself a love that has moved her south of the border. And I decided after many months of deliberation to bring to life Carrots and Cake—Balanced Nutrition Consulting.
As with any business endeavor, an entrepreneur has to think of a strong mission, values that are set in good faith, and objectives to forecast growth and prosperity. While all of this can be daunting, it’s endearing to know that I’ve had many helping hands guide me along the way.
I’d like to thank Jolene Olive, the creative genius behind this website. She faithfully brought to fruition what I had imagined my website, brand and blog would reflect. To Sandra Carson for designing the perfect logo that I’m proud to showcase as a reflection of my business. A warm thank you to Curtis Moore for snapping photos of myself that I’ve used throughout the website. To my friends Aasttha Khajuria and Prasan Patel of Baat Cheet for creating a profile video to help me share my story.
At the forefront of my success has also been my incredibly supportive circle of family and friends (ya'll know who you are). My husband--the source of my strength and on those days when I wonder why I am embarking on this unknown territory, he is relentless in motivating me to keep on keepin’ on. I’m proud to have this man stand with me through the mountains and valleys of our lives. This doesn't happen often, but I am at loss for words when it comes to describing the role he plays in my life. Babe, you're my person and I love you. '
Thank you, Thank you!
My girl Christine Eisma—this woman, while on maternity leave has faithfully researched food blogs and taught me the basics of using a DSLR camera. I know one thing for sure—women on maternity leave have very little spare time. And so, I am ever indebted to Christine for taking the time to learn with me, to share with me and to experience this all with me. Love you long time.
This journey would also not have been possible without the support I’ve received from my fellow colleague, Chinwe Asagwara. Like me, Chinwe is fulfilling her goal to independently launch a business that meshes the importance of healthy eating and active living (stay tuned Winnipeg).
There is one more special lady in my life that deserves applause: Jennie David for being a beautiful source of inspiration and for helping me cross my “T”’s and dot my “I”’s. I admire you in so many ways and likely more than you will ever know.
Going forward I hope to never lose sight of being thankful. Life is good and I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to do the very things I love. Because really, there can be no joy without gratitude.