November 18, 2011
Little Chief Honeybee ~ Living the Dream
Hey y'all! Kaelah here from Little Chief Honeybee! Chantilly was sweet enough to ask me to contribute to her slice of the internets today to talk about "my story" and I'm tickled pink to oblige!
If we have yet to meet, I'm a 23 year old graphic designer, bulldog mama, fiance, and most recently, a small business owner. My fiance, Mike, and I bought and restored a 1968 Yellowstone camper and turned it into our Honeybean Mobile Boutique! When I'm designing away on the computer, blogging my heart out, or bartending on the weekends I can be found at the puppy park or tattoo shop. I have a zest for life, adventure, fun hair colors and personal style. My blog is home to all of that and more… yep, it's a real chaotic mess at times but I love it. This is my story… and it's all sorts of random and the following probably won't make much sense!
I first started LCH back in the spring of '09 when I was gearing up to move to NYC by myself to work at BUST magazine. I thought running a public blog would be an easy way to my family and friends in Tennessee to see what shenanigans I was up to. I pretty much abandoned it after the first post but picked it back up a few months later when I moved back South for school. I was trying to handle my on-again-off-again relationship with my boyfriend of 3 years who had just moved 2,500 miles away. That obviously ended badly and my blog was a way to heal myself after I chose to say goodbye. The following months were a bit of a blur but little by little I grew to have a larger audience and many more people I could call on for advice. The tail end of that year brought a rekindled romance into my life in the form of an exboyfriend of 3+ years ago. LCH has been an extension of our relationship, adventures, trials and tribulations ever since. It's kind of grown into a world of it's own and I feel like the luckiest girl alive to have basically a few thousand best friends to confide into!
Our recent venture into owning and operating our own business has been absolutely terrifying and exciting at the same time. We yearn to own our own brick and mortar shop in the future but now simply isn't the time. We currently call Nashville home but we daydream of farther destinations to call our own… or so we think (it changes with the day!). Until then we're happy to be pulling our sweet little shoppe behind us and seeing where the wind takes us. I wouldn't have had the courage to go forward with our little retail dream had it not been for my blog and all of the amazing readers/friends that I have.
I'm not sure where exactly the future will take us but I know that I'll be documenting every last second of it on LCH. It's such a wonderful platform to share my adventures and it's even better when I can go back and relive it all over again, maybe picking up pieces I've forgotten along the way (and undoubtedly grimacing in embarrassment as I read a hefty portion of what I wrote!)
My story isn't really anything special or amazing, but it is my own. I'm confident in saying that I'm living my dream life and I feel like I can accomplish anything. It's so totally corny but true! Success, to me, is a mindset. The power of positive thinking really goes a long way!
Thanks to all of you for letting me share my story, and thanks to Chantilly for inviting me to be a part of her world! It's an absolute honor! Don't hesitate to drop by and say hello if you find yourself in my neck of the woods ;) xo
♥ Little Chief Honeybee ♥
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