I bet many of you don't know that I once worked at McDonald's. At the ripe age of 16, I got in a fender bender and my parents made me get a job to teach me a lesson. As much as I hated working at McDonald's (and I mean, HATED), I learned a lot about customer service, responsibility and even become pretty good at flipping burgers. You see, at 16, I never would have imagined that working at McDonald's would teach me so much about how patience, kindness and a good smile can turn someone's attitude around. I've had many jobs throughout my working life. I once attempted, without a whole lot of luck, to sell cell phones for T-mobile at Best Buy in California (I think I might have sold two phones the entire three months I worked there). I was a sales associate at Hollister and then later Abercrobmie & Fitch (please don't judge). I've worked in a flower shop in Southern California and in Marksville (and still do every time February 14th rolls around). I've waited tables - from Joe's Crab Shack to one of the nicest country clubs in our state. I've worked retail. I even had a stint at Planet Beach. Geez, that's a lot of jobs. During college, I always knew I wanted to own my own business, but approaching graduation, I knew that wasn't going to happen right away. I had to work for it. After graduating in fashion merchandising, I landed a job with lots of opportunity for growth, amazing people to work with and unmatched stability. I got lucky. However, it did not have a whole lot to do with fashion merchandising. That didn't matter though. I'm forever thankful for having the opportunity to grow as a professional, learn how to motivate myself and appreciate working on a large team. I've worked for this company for 5.5 years and there has always been something inside of me that I just couldn't shake. The truth is, I don't want to work. Yep, I said it. I don't want to work another day in my life. I want to conquer a dream I've been having for years. I want to set an example for Aubree and Gracie. I want to ROCK SoSis. The void that was once whispering to me all the time is no longer there and I feel so blessed.