I always dreamed of having a career in fashion. I was accepted to a prestigious fashion school, but I battled with how to be part of this industry without getting engrossed in a culture that makes women feel like they’re not good enough. So, I put it on the back burner and started to work 2-3 jobs. It was wearing me down, and I felt like I was burning the candle at both ends. I thought, “There has got to be a better way to live.”
I watched my mom, who’s a cabi Stylist, grow her business and really enjoy her career. I thought, “Wow. This might be a really good opportunity for me to support myself.” I took the leap, and within a year and a half, I was able to quit my other jobs and just do cabi. My cabi business has been so rewarding and amazing—more than I could have dreamed of! I never thought I was going to be my own boss, and now I know there is so much freedom in that. Having both financial stability and independence is huge and I am so proud to be a small business owner.