Success as an entrepreneur is sometimes a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you're beyond thrilled when your business takes off, when you find the tribe of people who embrace you and your products. Building something from the ground up, piece by piece, is exhilarating and self-affirming.
But it's never all rainbows and unicorns. It can be exhausting, being a one-woman show. You do pretty much all of the work (in the very beginning), make all of the decisions, and are ultimately responsible for every mistake.
It's a roller coaster, really, of terrific highs and some challenging lows.
No entrepreneur can manage that roller coaster without a strong support system of friends and family.
This is my friend Nila. She has been one of my biggest cheerleaders since I had the idea for Garden of Esther. She is caring and supportive and there is no way Garden of Esther would have come this far so fast without Nila in my corner encouraging me when I was down and applauding when I was up.
We all have people for whom we are thankful - Nila is one of my people.