Grabbing the Bull by the Horns
Hi! Wow it's been a while! Riley Boschma here. If you dont know of me already let me reintroduce myself. I'm the owner of Boutique121. Mom of 4. Wife to Jimmy, who owns and operates our hay and freight brokering company. We have a small cattle operation (+- 100 head) where we breed and raise mainly red angus and brahman cattle. I'm a hairstylist and makeup artist and everything in between haha.. you could say a I wear alot of hats in my life! BUT I love it that way.
How did Boutique121 start? I have always been an entrepreneur since a little girl and I've always loved the thought of owning a salon or Boutique style business so it wasnt a surprise I wanted to start an online Boutique. One day after day dreaming about the business I decided to go for it! It's been so much fun and so much work all at the same time. Through owning Btq121 I've met some awesome people and learned alot I didn't know about the fashion and boutique industry.
Where have I been the past 6 months? If you follow me on social media you know a little about this subject. The short answer is I needed a Major break to focus on my family. Between my husband and I's schedules and the kids, we were going non stop and it became next to impossible to give 100% to anything. I was pregnant with Abigail, our 4th child, and got some scary news she was going to be born with health issues. This was one of the main reasons I stepped back from the Btq. Praise God she was born perfect! Also we had some family issues, I choose to keep private, but that was number one priority to take care of. This trumped all other things in my life. I've had every intention of closing up Btq121 BUT in my heart I knew I didn't want to. I felt obligated to call it quits because of my other obligations and I felt my time needed to be given elsewhere. If you are a mom and wife I know you can relate to this on some level. Sometimes it's so hard to make our dreams a priority when we know we are needed as a wife, a mom, and any other title you carry.. I told my husband I would close up shop but it was eating me inside as I knew I didn't give it my all to try to make this business a success and a source of income for our family. So I did what I always do and I Prayed!!! And prayed. And prayed.
The unsettled feeling told me it wasnt time to call it quits and when I though of the Btq it made me happy still soooo BOOM here I am giving it my all and CHOOSING to make time for this dream to develop!
I dont know what the outcome will be, but I do know I'm not afraid of hard work and I am excited to rebrand and work on bringing this business to its full potential.
I appreciate all of you who have followed me and have purchased from me in the past as I know the consistency of my company was lacking. I look forward to embracing my company and growing!
Words of Wisdom~
If you are a mom, wife, or neither but struggle with "grabbing the bull by the horns" when it comes to your dreams. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO AND GIVE TIME TO! I'm a mother of 4, have a career outside of the boutique, run a business with my husband, am a wife... and I am Choosing to etch out time to make this dream come true! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND PRAY! there will be days you feel like you cant and times you dont have the energy. But dont give up if it's on your heart and mind. Dont allow your dream to become a thought of I wish or a would if... Go for your dreams and if it doesn't work out, hey that's life. But success is measured by you and anything is possible with hard work and a plan. Never stop growing!
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I need that sequin jacket girl.
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