I wanted to take the time to explain some background about my business. @bornofthewater
is a bikini boutique that used to be located at Ala Moana shopping center. We opened our doors in March 2017, and let me tell you that that was a damn whirl wind. You may think running a business is down to a science but honestly it isn’t. There are so many other outcomes and influences when it comes to running a retail store. From dealing with employees, vendors, mall corporation and customers, it honestly can leave you feeling so stressed out that you feel like quitting every day. To add onto that stress, throw a relationship into the mix. Trying to run a business with a significant other will definitely put your relationship to the test. Not only do you have to worry about business, but you also have to attempt to separate the two which is nearly impossible. For those of you who don’t own a business, it’s basically like a child; you devote almost every minute of every day to this business whether it be actually working or worrying about it.
Some girls, when I tell them I co-own a bikini boutique, they think that I am the luckiest girl in the world. Although I will admit that I am blessed, it is far from the carefree ideal that people have in their head. And no, I don’t own every bikini we carry because I’d rather sell it 🤷♀️
This business has taught me just how capable and strong I am, and I’m proud of myself for making it this far. And this is only the beginning. 2019 is going to be a kick-ass year.