Truth time: starting a business is really, really intimidating. Going into law school, I never anticipated waiting to take the bar until February (to start business development before the holiday season), or deviating from the very clear path I set for myself. As a 1L, I had a very clear expectation of what I wanted to do and how I would do it. I’ll be honest, starting a company is hard. Business development means I’m on the road at least twice a week, I don’t get to see my friends as much as I would like and most days my view is my computer + a coffee in a panera somewhere, but I sure wouldn’t have it any other way. .
It wasn’t until my last year of law school that I realized that inclusion strategy + policy were my real passions. Hearing in a diversity and inclusion meeting how it would be “too hard” for the law school to work to accommodate students with disabilities stuck with me, and it made me want to act. As a 1L, I probably would have cried about it and moved on (yes, I used to cry too easily. No more 🤦♀️🙃). But I wanted to make a real impact. So I started looking into how to do disability inclusion + public policy work together- realizing quickly how rarely they were combined, and that there was a void in the market that I could fill. Yes, it’s scary, yes, sometimes I worry I’m too young but everyday I am filled with gratitude that I have been given the platform to do this. .
Being able to make a career out of things I am so passionate about has been the greatest gift. So here’s the takeaway. Take that risk. Chase new dreams you didn’t even know you had. Turn your passion into a job and don’t be afraid of judgement . Be fearless & work really, really hard. (Side note: definitely could not do this alone. I am so fortunate to have @lavendarfields, my first mentor and a dear friend joining me in this venture. I can’t wait to impact the world with you!!!) sorry for the long post folks, lots of big things happening this week & my heart is just really full ❣️