This is just the VEGANNING (Story 7)
I always knew I wanted to start my own business, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it. The name “Vegetaryn” was something I knew I wanted to incorporate for awhile, but I didn’t know what it would entail. It all began with funny and punny sayings about eating your fruits & veggies. I began thinking of these sayings and having brainstorm sessions; I would write every single idea down. To this day I have a novel-long list in the notes section of my phone (that seems to only be growing) of potential puns to throw on a tee. Once I figured out what Vegetaryn was going to be, I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to get started. I knew I needed a website, logo, screen printer, etc. Luckily, Google seemed to have most of the answers and quickly became my best friend. For the first 3 months of Vegetaryn, I was staying all over Los Angeles, and didn’t really have a home base. So I had my entire car filled with boxes of my inventory. When it came time to ship out orders, I’d spend hours in the Post Office parking lots getting everything ready to be sent out. Once I got into an apartment, things became a bit easier for me. Thus said, I wake up every morning EXCITED to do what I do. At times is it hard? Yes. At times do I think I’m crazy for doing this? Yes. At times do I want to give up? Yes, but I ENJOY what I do. All of the good times trump the bad times. I love learning and I LOVE this community. All of YOU continue to motivate me. I will only continue to work hard, because I believe in what I do. I hope by sharing these 7 stories over the last week, you feel as though you have gotten to know something about me, who I am, and why I am a vegan today. And to everyone who has sent me a comment or message the past week, THANK YOU, I have truly been touched by all the stories you’ve shared with me!