Big Things Are Happening!

This week, I did a thing! A really BIG thing...

I made my first ever hire and added a team member to 
The Painted Pearl!! {<-- did I just say that out loud?!?}

It still feels a bit surreal and it wasn't a decision I came to lightly. But you know what?!? It might just be the best decision I've ever made! I cannot wait to introduce you to her below but first, a brief background on the why...

I still pinch myself that I get to do what I love full-time and even more so, that it is thriving thanks to you!

I mean, if you had asked me in January if I had plans to take TPP full-time in the coming months + hire my first team member, in the middle of a pandemic, I would have laughed in your face! 

But here we are, in my sixth month of living my dream and this sweet business of mine has grown enough that I simply can't do all the things on my own.

Y'all, this a great problem to have!! But when this became my j-o-b and I started closely monitoring my sales + expenses, the thought of paying someone to do something I could do myself was crazy. Cray-Z!

But then I realized, I'm never going to grow if I don't learn to let go! And trying to do it all on my own was only holding me back.

Sooooo, I hired an intern! 

Baby steps, you guys! But BIG baby steps for me! And this past Saturday when she came to work with me in my home studio, what we accomplished in three hours would have taken me three days, DAYS, to complete! 

So without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to The Painted Pearl's first team member and intern, Ava! 

Read below for a fun Q&A I did with her!

Q&A with Ava..

Me: Ava - I know you love sports so which is your favorite to play?
Ava: My favorite sport to play is soccer but I also enjoy playing basketball and running.

Me: Who's your favorite team to cheer for?
Ava: I have always loved the TarHeels!

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ava: I have no idea! 

Me: Last book that you read was...
Ava: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I read the entire  series in fourth grade but I decided to reread them in my free time. It's brought back some great memories.

Me: Last question, I promise! Why did you say yes to The Painted Pearl internship?
Ava: I wanted to become The Painted Pearl intern because I'm interested in learning all the behind the scenes details of a female-owned, local business that I know, from personal experience, gives back generously to the community.

Welcome to The Painted Pearl, Ava!!!

xoxo ~ Courtney

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