"How many bottles have you got to get rid of?” she said, the day I told her my very first batch of HighBorn London Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum was ready for sale.
My eyelids froze, my heart sank, I lurched back through what she’d just said ...
‘GET RID OF’?!
I’d just spent the best of part of 18 months battling my way through chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and more to beat breast cancer. While I did that I kept myself positive and focused on finally achieving my childhood dream to have my own beauty business that really helped people and all she could say was ... “How many have you got to get rid of?”!!
As if everything I’d dreamt about, planned, sweated and cried over was worthless ... just ... well ... something to ‘get rid of’!
Could she not see how much this meant to me?
Did she not realise how many people needed help to look and feel better about themselves? How many people were crying out for a 100% natural, safe yet luxury beauty products that worked?
Didn’t she have any faith in me achieving anything?
I don’t know …
It’s not really important anyway.
But here’s what is important … And it’s about YOU.
Wherever you are in your life right now and whatever hopes, dreams and aspirations you have. However far fetched, outrageous, expensive, complicated even dangerous they may be; YOU CAN DO IT.
Some people will tell you can’t.
Some people will smile at you as if to say ‘how sweet, let her have her little dream’.
Some people will try and stop you without even meaning to.
Some people will be hurtful ...
You see, too often, they have their own hopes, dreams, aspirations that they’ve buried, hidden, smothered because they don’t want to feel the pang of disappointment, the cold sweat of failure that they haven’t become reality.
But that’s not you.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at just 34 was the worst and yet equally the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
Not everyone like me makes it this far and not a single day goes by that I’m not eternally grateful for every single second I have on this magnificently ‘crazy’ planet with Henry, Henry (junior), Matilda and all my beautiful friends and family.
So whatever hopes, plans, dreams you have, no matter how far away they may seem … take a step towards them today.
That is ALL I did. And you can do it too.
Because you see ... your dreams are in fact, much, much, much closer than you could ever imagine x.
See you soon,
HighBorn London (Founder)
“It’s about beauty. It’s about class. It’s about you.”
PS: You're amazing x