Apple, Instagram, and Yankee Candle started as side hustles. I’m starting one, and it feels scary, surreal, and so euphoric!
Owning a business is something I’ve always been fascinated with. I never imagined it would be within my reach, but I stretched out my arm and fingers and here I am.
I decided not to wait until I had a concrete, mentally tangible plan, and just dove in. Yesterday. I applied for and paid for my LLC in NC, and will be licensed when it’s approved. The website will be up and running on Tuesday (with no content but still), I own the domain name Maescribes.com, and I have email.
What will I do for you? The products are still to be completely determined, but here are some options:
- proofing documents for people and businesses
- editing other’s work
- writing descriptions for properties, restaurants, etc.
- helping folks build websites and blogs
- designing, protecting, and developing their brand
Let’s talk about the name. Mae is my middle name I inherited from Nana. She was Edna Mae. To scribe is to write. It also means to copy or record, which is something I may do for others. The word scribe is also a nod and bow to the most endearing Bartleby, a character in Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener, someone I understand, a man who frequently said, “I would prefer not to.”
There is a chance that this will all dissolve and I will chuckle and say, “Remember when I tried to start a business?” Failure is part of life, yet so is success.
Full speed ahead, but in slow-motion.