It always seems impossible until it’s done.
First of all I want to genuinely thank you ALL for your consistent love, and support in the Lush Bazaar dream. I could not have done it without you ALL! As many of you know, Lush Bazaar has been inactive for a few months, and not because I wanted it to be, but because I had no other choice. Business owners, and entrepreneurs face many challenges when trying to fulfill their vision of a product, or life changing vision. My friends, I faced many, many challenges. There were a LOT of problems I faced, that made me feel like I would not be able to reach my Lush Bazaar dream, but with a lot of support, and hard work, I can proudly say, the Lush Bazaar dream to empower and inspire women in India, and America through fashion is not over. We are just beginning.
You are probably wondering why I am so passionate about Lush Bazaar, and though I cannot explain it ALL in this letter, I can give you a quick synopses. I’ve been that girl that was always different, and did not have many people who supported her, or believed in her, and her BIG dreams. I grew up in a very small circle, that pretty much consisted of my 5 family members, and 3 very close friends. I was the outsider, the weird girl, the joke, the last one picked in gym class, the different one. I was invisible. I never had anybody ever tell me I could dream big, and achieve great things out of my reach. When I was 25 years old, a man I loved very much, and who loved me very much, said something to me that changed my whole life. He said “you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my life, and you can do anything you want to do.’ Those 22 words, changed my WHOLE LIFE, and outlook on life. The power, and strength it gave me is in-explainable. I took his words straight to my heart, and I wanted to be able to help other women who needed the same support, and love in their life. I wanted to help others see their full potential, and all they are capable of achieving. I wanted to be a positive change in their lives, like my sweet boyfriend was in mine. At 25 years old, I decided to follow my passion, and help change the world. Help women who have never seen their full potential, see their full potential, and all they are capable of doing.
I started Lush Bazaar to not only be a fashion label, but to be a life changing force for women. I wanted women to use their God given talents to better their lives, and their families lives, and I have not given up on that dream. I’ve faced a few road bumps along the way, including my HUGE heart that does not always think in a “business sense” aka numbers, and finances was not my strong point.
Steve Jobs once said “Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith”. My friends, I have been hit in the head, and punched in the stomach, but I am not loosing faith. I’m not holding on to this dream because it will help me, but I am holding on to this dream, because it can change the life of many, many other womens lives. Lush Bazaar was chosen to be a contestant in the Great Social Enterprise Pitch in Lancaster, PA, and it has been an answered prayer. The advice, knowledge and support the program has given me, has helped me to revamp, and rework my business plan, so I do not get hit in the head by a brick again. I am very excited for the future, and all the greatness Lush Bazaar has in store. Please follow my journey with Lush Bazaar, and The Great Social Enterprise Pitch (http://lancasterpitch.com/
I want to thank you all for being supporting, helping, and believing in me, and Lush Bazaar, when I was not strong enough to believe in myself. I look forward to providing beautiful products, and helping women in India, and in Lancaster, PA (my hometown). I promise you, Lush Bazaar will change the world, and it WILL make a POSITIVE difference in Fashion, and in women lives. It will live up to it’s motto- ‘Fashion that empowers, and inspires’.
As I close this letter, I am reminded of a bible verse I hold very close to my heart, “For with God nothing shall be impossible” – Luke 1:37.
My friends, what I am aiming to do with Lush Bazaar is not impossible, and I thank you for sticking by my side through this journey. I look forward to the future, and being able to serve you, my community, and the beautiful women who will buy our products.
Sealed with Love,