It’s coming up four years since I started MaroonDawta and I’ve been reflecting a little…
I remember being so scared to launch; I hesitated, I delayed, I was so nervous, so scared and lacked confidence in what I was about to embark on.
I was scared to fail, scared no one would like what I was offering, scared my dreams were just too big, scared I just couldn’t do it. My fantabulous cousin, best friend, therapist*, marketing consultant and cheerleader Asanya (all these titles and she’s not paid :D) snapped me out of it. I’m so glad she did. She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. She pushed me into the line of greatness when I just wanted to wallow in self-pity and fear. I’m ever so grateful she did.
I’ve learnt so much since starting MD, I’ve made so many mistakes, lost more than a bit of money, but I have acquired so many new skills (graphic design, web design, coding, marketing, etc). It’s amazing when people email me asking for advice because I’m like “…you’re asking meeeeee?…”. But I now realise that they too recognise the growth, they recognise that I have something to offer and I’m incredibly humbled by that.
Every now and again – I question what MD is to me and it’s so hard to put in words; not just the business itself but the name “MaroonDawta”.
It is my history, my people, my family, my ancestors, my country – our resilience, our confidence, our ability to rise from the ashes.
I absolutely LOVE what I do – love it! And I’m so grateful for that.
Thank you to everyone who have supported MD – I’m eternally grateful.
Sidenote: That’s my natural facial expression lol ?
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