Nov 2012

It’s been a few months since I started working on this food start-up. At first I was thinking I would make my mom’s traditional dumplings and sell them at farmers markets. I couldn’t find the right commercial kitchen with USDA approval. I ditched the idea and set out to create something different that would meet today’s taste buds. Deciding to go veggie and using nutrient dense ingredients made sense. People don’t get enough veggies in their diet.

I’m learning what it really takes to make a living selling food. I have a new found appreciation for retail pricing!

I often ask myself, “what’s it really like to be an entrepreneur?” The reality is that I’m living it. If this works out and even if it doesn’t, I’m learning a great deal about my relationships with friends both new and old and myself.

My belongings are temporary being hosted by different friends in the city. Instability and downsizing is part of the process as a start-up. I can understand more than ever, how people end up homeless. If I didn’t have some sort of community I’d be on the streets! Thanks to all my friend out there!

On days that I’m making headways and days it feels insurmountable, I think about how fortunate I am. I have the opportunity to share my love of food, ongoing issues that are still impacting girls, and  give back to those around the world still fighting for basic rights.