The Struggles of Being Sick as a Small Business Owner

Today after another day of sleeping all day, binge watching Riverdale, and eating chicken noodle soup I’m left feeling anxious. Anxious about getting being behind on my work, wondering how long before I feel 100% (it’s already been a week), and that urge of wanting to something, but having the energy to do nothing at all. Even though I physically stepped away from my business to allow my self the healing needed….mentally I can’t shut it off. Endless to-do lists I make in my head while laying in bed. Glimpsing at my inbox every once in a while to make sure there is nothing urgent…only to be overcome with a sense of anxiety to the never ending amount of e-mails I haven’t responded to. My web traffic and social number dropping. And the stress of not evening knowing where to begin diving in when the time comes to jump back in.

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Pushing Through The Entrepreneur Burnout

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life….right? Myth busted. Entrepreneurship seems to be really glorified these days. Social media makes running a business appear easy, makes it seem common for an overnight success story, and fails to shine a light on a lot of entrepreneur's failures before success. The reality is entrepreneurship is hard as hell, not for the faint of heart, and the entrepreneur burnout is a serious side effect.

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We're THREE Years Old Today!

Today The Honest Consumer turns three years old! AHHH! So crazy! When I started this in my college dorm, I had no idea The Honest Consumer would grow into an inspirational, conscious community filled with beautiful souls. So THANK YOU all for making this possible!

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The Ultimate Relationship Test: Owning a Small Business

If you really want to know if someone is “the one” launch a business. ;) Owning a small business can turn into something that is financially and mentally consumes you and having a supportive partner is incredibly important. Whether you’re launching the business together, on your own, growing a small business can make or break a relationship. If you don’t have the moral and financial support of your partner this can cause strain on your relationship, mental health, and impact the success of your business.

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Reminders & Reflections from the 2018 Fair Trade Fashion Show

Back in November I had the honor of attending the Fair Trade Fashion Show in Los Angeles. It took me about a month, but I’m finally sitting down and reflecting. The Fair Trade Fashion Show was a magical event. It was wonderful to see so many fashion activists, change-makers, and creatives in one place. f

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A Day In The Start Up Life

What do you do for a living? What I do....is something different EVERYDAY. I mean everyday. I couldn't tell you what a day in the life is like because I don't have a set routine. My days are chaos...most days, relatively organized chaos.

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The Freelance Life: Challenges to Be Prepared For

Since graduating in December, I’ve been doing odd jobs including web design, content management, and copywriting, all while running The Honest Consumer. My collection of odd jobs helps me makeup the difference in bills and continue running The Honest Consumer.

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Owning It.

Sometimes I feel as though I'm a Sim and the big man in the sky is looking down laughing at me. In my first week of "real" adulting (my post graduation life back in Nashville after the holidays) I was bombarded with chaos. My dear friend Malayna and I had a terrifying experience driving from Texas back to Nashville. We were caught in snow, ice, and witnessed an 80 car pileup....needless to say we had a guardian angel. 

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Pushing Through Anxiety to Pursue A Passion

Last week my university flew me to a conference to further my knowledge on social innovation for The Honest Consumer. I had so much fun! I learned a lot and met many inspirational change makers. While I had an excellent time I definitely had to fight through some anxiety while I was there. In the morning walking into the conference room with endless tables and picking a seat made me anxious.

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