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November 19, 2015 Bobbie Eskdale

Well, hello there! 
I am so excited to be posting my first "blog". I say that loosely because I'm not sure I should be placing myself in the professional blogger category but hell, that's never stopped me from crossing those blurred lines so here goes! My name is Bobbie-Rae and I am the owner of Bold & Brassy. Of course my handsome husband is a key player in this gig mostly supporting me, parenting like a frickin' boss when I'm running 'round like a chicken with my head cut off and picking me up when my emotions are spread all over gods green acre like sewn wild flower seeds. He's dreamy. I wanted to document my journey so that you, my sweet Bold & Brassy friend, could be inspired. I truly believe that if I, a mom, wife, college dropout turned business owner can do it, then you certainly can too. 
The first seed of Bold & Brassy was planted about 4 years ago. I was driving home from work in my purple 2001 Ford F-150 with the window rolled down okay that's a fib, I don't like the wind effing up my hair and having it stick to my lip gloss, it's irritating. Who does? Anyways, I was driving with my windows rolled up blasting Miranda Lambert, like any badass country girl would and this thought came to mind. I turned down the music so I could hear myself think and there it was. BOOM! Little tiny baby seed of Bold & Brassy planted. Of course, we didn't know it was going to be called Bold & Brassy, that came later. All I knew was I had this idea. How could I possibly own a business? Why do I deserve to achieve success? I don't know the first thing about business, I couldn't do that. There it was, that son of a bitchin' limiting belief getting comfy on my home turf. I decided well, if Miranda can open up a wicked boutique, why couldn't I? We are basically the same, minus $8.2672255 million dollars and singing talent. A year later, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby. Now that I had created a beautiful little human that is going to look to me to see what is possible for him I knew it was time to make a decision. I kicked out the unwanted renter in my mind {and upgraded to a better pick up truck, by the way} and started nurturing that itty bitty baby seed, that Bold & Brassy COULD be possible. I had a lot to learn about business however, so I jumped into Network Marketing with a fabulous health and wellness company that I still build and operate today. Through that opportunity, I have committed to learning and growing every single day. I have learned about true grit. If you want to learn a thing or ten about business, I highly recommend dipping your toe in that industry. I have shaken hands with a more polished, professional {that's debatable some days} and authentic version of myself. I have learned to trust MY journey. Through that transformation I have gained the confidence to move forward with Bold & Brassy. Is it scary? Heck Ya! Is it hard work? If it was easy, it'd be sleazy. Am I fearful? You bet! So what's the secret sauce? I feel the fear, and I do it anyways. My husband and I made a decision to trust our journey, honor that tug {also known as your intuition, higher power, greatness within} and move confidently in the direction of our dreams. Bold & Brassy is part of that dream.
What I know for sure is that we all have dreams and plans. Greatness isn't set aside for the lucky ones. We all have a purpose here and we all have something unique and special to bring to the table. It's not just in some of us, it's in every one of us. You cannot walk away from your greatness you can only walk toward it.  If I can, than You can and You will. We don't know every single step here on forward with Bold & Brassy, and that's exciting to me. You can't connect all the dots looking forward, you can only look back and connect them. That's when you can make sense of your journey thus far.
As my boy Martin Luther King Jr. so boldly says "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase". Now that's a man who knows a thing or two and I'm not about to dispute that.
Please stick around and we will do this thing called life, one step at at a time. Maybe you won't get much sensible advice, but maybe you will. And hey, if we can empower just one person to shine bright and be bold then we have done one heck of a job here!
Much love and welcome to our tribe!
Bobbie-Rae Eskdale
Owner, Bold & Brassy 

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