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Hello! Thank you for opening this to hear me out for just one min!
My name is Brittany and I am a small business owner ( barely hanging on) a mother of 4 and on a mission to succeed! I have always been motivated, inspiring, uplifting! It's just who I am! I have always had the passion and drive to uplift and inspire people in one way shape or form! I've done so through my very rough life story (that's another story) parents drug addiction,through weight loss and exercise, through bartending, through a jewelry business and now through my boutique. It doesn't matter what I do in life I have to find a way for it to be a way to make people feel beautiful! I'm a compliment queen! I love the smiles I get knowing I just made you feel better then you were before you came in touch with me!
Anyway…let's fast forward. I've had multiple jobs and in each one that's always been my ultimate goal. I'm a very honest, sarcastic, fun person! I have always worked outside of the home until I had my 3rd child in 2017 and then had a miscarrage back in 2019. I lost my baby at 19 weeks and it really changed my life. We then decided to try again and had our last and final precious girl. The pregnancy was traumatizing and almost took my life. We ended up having Sidnei a few weeks early and shortly after her birth ( 3 days old) we found out she had 5 holes in her heart. My life was turned upside down on so many levels I can't begin to explain. She wasn't supposed to survive her first year. She is now almost 3 :)
Needless to say I decided that I needed to do something to bring in income so I began to work from home to help but knowing I couldn't leave her side and knowing I would be in and out of the hospital etc. I decided to start selling paparazzi jewelry. It was more so to occupy my mind because during all of this covid was fresh and I had a compromised baby. I was a mess. I wasn't even a jewelry person lol to my surprise I found a way to make women feel beautiful through wearing my products! I moved up the ladder very fast and decided that I didn't want to work for someone. I would open my own online boutique!
My first month in business I was ripped off for almost 3,000. It was a disaster and I lost a lot of customers due to this. I'm still repairing relationships because we all know money makes the world go around and for those who didn't know the person that I was they thought I was ripping them off. It started me off on the wrong foot and lets just say I have yet to recover. I have been begging Peter to pay Paul as my mother would tell me. I have a great customer base but with life, my own mental health, 4 kids, homeschooling, it's just taken a toll on me. We have been on a hamster wheel trying to survive.
I took a mental break to think about what I wanted and I decided to give it a go at making my own clothing and designs. It's been so fun and I have so much potential. That is something I've never said about myself! I live in a small town and I have so many ideas and so much that I know I can do but I just don't have the funds to get out of this hole and make it happen. I'm barely holding on. On The verge of losing my home, aps shutting off, water shutting off, losing my car and my business, you could say it's a little tense.
I know this is what I want and I know I can do it! I'm giving this one shot and it's really hard to do because I don't like to ask for help at ALL. It's embarrassing. I just don't know what else to do. If you have made it this far GOD BLESS YOU. I didn't mean to ramble on but I wanted you all to get a feel for who I am and what I'm about! If you find it in your heart to contribute to my family and dream I thank you graciously! I promise to pay it forward and I will be forever grateful. I know there is good in the world and I know the universe has a plan for me! I'm praying this is the right thing to do.
- brittany linares
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