Keeping it short and sweet because I hate long blogs
…. it’s very very difficult and personally I wouldn’t advise anyone to do it whilst doing a degree. But if you’re like me.. the most impatient person going. Here’s what you could expect:
Lots of negativity. Sounds really negative doesn’t it but unfortunately it’s true. I have been told that Nibble will never work and just to concentrate on my degree. Which is obviously extremely difficult when I had lots of doubts about myself and my company. I’d never done anything like this before so I really had to be head strong.
Build a support network and NO this does NOT have to be family. When I lost my Mum, I thought it was “normal” to always rely on your family for help and support and it was odd to really rely on anyone else. You see advert on television about the generic “mum and dad” but whose family is actually like that? It turns out my Mum’s best friend (Sue) helps me with everything to do with Nibble and without her it really wouldn’t have been where it is today. My Dad is always on hand when I need him but my boyfriend Brenden helps me with everything! He’s always there and quite frankly I’d be lost without him.
IT’S REALLY EXCITING!
You’re making your stamp on the world and trying to create something beautiful. If it truly helps people.. that’s incredible and you should be so proud of it! You’ll find yourself doing things you never thought you would and it’s crazy how much your life can change.
watch out for stress..
Yes I get stressed.. like really stressed and it’s NOT good. I love what I do but that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful. Try and make a schedule of when you should take a break and make sure you make time to see friends and family. I didn’t do this and that’s one thing I massively regret. You grow apart from people a lot quicker than you realise so this is really important to manage your workload.
I have a tendency to put a lot of pressure on myself which really isn’t good. But if you’re like me keep on voicing to people how you’re feeling.. it’ll make life that little bit easier.
REJECTION. IT’S OKAY. I have been rejected about 10 million times and now I just don’t let it get to me. Everything happens for a reason and I truly believe everyone is on a path. Sometimes it is really disappointing but really try to brush it off. You’ll get knocked down.. again and again but always get back up. However, this is again… really hard and so much more easier said than done. If you don’t try you will really never know and you could be missing out on thousands of opportunities. You’ll make mistakes YOU’LL DO IT AGAIN but this is how we all learn.
I don’t like to rely on people for my money or anything really.. that’s why I have 5 million jobs to try and fund everything I do. Trust me.. everything feels that little bit sweeter when you can buy something yourself and not have to ask. This took a long time for me to learn but it’s so much better to work for what you have. No matter what background you come from its absolutely irrelevant. You really can do what you want to do in life, just promise me one thing.. don’t let yourself or anyone stop you.
All my love and keep on Nibblin’