Well here we are… Bodhi Living & Lifestyle is live. I still need to say it out loud sometimes to be sure it’s real and it wasn’t just a blissful dream.
Speaking of dreams, that’s exactly what Bodhi is, my business dream that is now a reality. It’s been a stop - start journey. I’ve questioned, I’m sure like every small business owner, taking the leap, talked myself out of it, worried it wasn’t the right time, worried about investing my life savings in a ‘dream’ and then talked myself back into it. Then coronavirus brought the world to a standstill and once again, I found myself back questioning the rationale for launching a new business. But you know what, sometimes you just have to take life by the horns and give it a go. What’s the worst that can I happen – I fail?
Bodhi will curate some of the most beautiful and bespoke products from female creatives and makers, both locally and globally. Bodhi is not just about the products, it is ultimately about empowering small female led businesses and supporting them in taking their business to the next level. I will shine a spotlight on those makers as time goes on and I really can’t wait to introduce them to you all.
Eventually, I will go back to the start and tell you more about how the idea for Bodhi came about. (that one involves a broken heart…but don’t all the best stories?) Eventually, I will go back to the start and tell you more about the gender imbalance in business investment and why I had to try to do something about that. Eventually, I will go back to the start and tell you more about the realities of establishing a small business. But none of that is for today.
Starting this business has taught me so much already. I’ve already experienced a few fails and I’m in no doubt there are plenty more to come. But for every fail there has been multiple wins and those wins have brought me to the point where I have a live business and I’ve already supported a whole host of kick-ass female creatives.
So, for now it is Hello and thank you for being a valued part of the Bodhi story.