She believed she could, so she did.
Ever wonder what you could do if you took the chance? I’m one of those people who do not like change. I like to know what lies ahead of me and don’t take risks. In the summer of 2016 I took the biggest risk of all by opening my own business, Swampbabies. It came about as a challenge from my husband: I could get a cutting machine if I could make money with it. I took that to heart, and brought the machine home the same day. It is important to work from home, as I have two very active teenagers to raise as well as caring for my father. I needed something that would allow me to be at my children’s activities while providing care for Dad.
What is a Swampbaby anyway? It is a term of endearment my late mother used to describe my family. Whenever we had to go back to our small town in South Carolina after visiting, she would say, “My babies have to go back to the swamp” referring to the swampy entrance to our town. I tossed around some other names, but always kept coming back to Swampbabies. It just felt right and provided a means to honor her in a small way.
Swampbabies involves the whole family. My daughter, Lauren, heads up our social media campaigns (perfect for a 15 year old girl). Nicholas, my 17 year old, provides support through Logistics, which is a fancy way to say he breaks down boxes and delivers items locally. My husband patiently helps me rearrange the house for storage, shows, and workspace.
Everything at Swampbabies can be personalized. All of us Southern girls know if it stays still long enough, we will slap a monogram on it! We carry high quality, unique items at affordable prices. Each item is handmade with great care and strong attention to detail. Our product selection is extensive and you are sure to find something to meet your discerning taste.
I’ve learned to always take a chance and learn something new. “She believed she could, so she did” has become a motto for my life.