The idea of DRIP come about when I was sitting at my desk at my full time job waiting for 5pm to come around.
Through years of being taught that ‘hard work’ was getting a good, stable job to support my family, I actually started to get frustrated at the fact that I was doing something that I didn’t believe in.
I believe in happiness and self love and I knew working 8am – 5pm, doing a job I don’t enjoy, having to put on a front for customers and always needing to listen and do what the boss expects,
I had to come up with something that will serve me and my inner health. I wrote down what I love, what will make income and what will serve the community and others. Chocolate cookies! I love chocolate cookies! Can you sell chocolate cookies? Hell yes!
Even though I’ve never baked in my life. And how will it serve others?
Well a big goal of mine has always been to own a store of some kind that is child friendly. A store that welcomes families and is a safe atmosphere for adults to let their children be who they are while enjoying delicious desserts without worrying about what others may think.
Being a mother of 3, I can admit that I don’t take my babies to many restaurants because there’s a perception of what children need to act like in public areas, taking away their true personalities and happiness for our own selfish reasons.
So, after figuring out that I want to sell cookies, I quit my full time job almost the very next day.
To follow along with what I believe in – happiness. And here we are! So for now, we will continue to grow at the Whakatane Sunday Markets until we reach our goal.