Believe in Yourself!
All my adult life I have felt as though I’ve been pretending. That I am pretending to be an adult and at any moment everyone will find out the truth. The truth is...we all are! I am still the five-year-old teaching my brother to read, I am still the ten-year-old playing village, I am still the sixteen-year-old walking through old buildings laying out my vision for their new life, I am still the twenty something building a soap company, and I am the 39-year-old chasing her dream into the sun. The difference in pretending, and believe me it is not much, is simply believing in yourself, setting up a map to reach those goals, and never giving up. If one road closes it doesn’t mean another won’t open. There are so many roads people can take and I have taken many just to get to this point in my life. This is a reminder to all that have dreams, take care of your dreams they may change the world, take care of your dreams they may change, but in the end, it is only the effort that was given and not the reward that you achieved that really matters.
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Dreaming Out Loud
Wanderlust: “A Strong Desire to Travel”
From the time I was very little, I wanted to own my own business. I have always been driven to be an entrepreneur and build something from nothing. It is interesting how the things around you in life shape you even when you don’t realize it. I come from a family of Dreamers and Doers. No goal was ever unattainable in our home, and the only way you could fail was by not trying. I was raised in a loving family in a small town where I was allowed endless freedom to wander. We built villages in the woods, never wore shoes in the summer, and enjoyed our dream machine that just happened to be a 1947 greyhound bus. This bus had been parked in the driveway since my birth in 1978. Nearly 40 years later, the playhouse of my childhood is now the foundation of my entrepreneurial aspirations.
The bus belonged to my father, Thomas Estus Nicholas. He used it as a tour bus during the height of his rock n’ roll career. I began with the idea of taking the bus and restoring it to it’s former road-worthy glory, but soon came to the conclusion that economically the idea wasn’t going to work. The cost of getting the machine up and running would be far more than I could recoup as a rental vehicle. So… the next logical progression after one dream dies is to move on to the next. The bus is the thing dreams are made of and represents us as a company and that is where the idea for Wanderlust Farms began. If we couldn’t take the bus to the people, the people would have to travel to the bus, and Wanderlust Farms, LLC is born!
Jessica Lim is the founder of Hound 47 LLC, an event management company specializing in culinary education and unique private catering. She has been part of the restaurant industry since 1992, working her way through a variety of culinary venues. She found her passion for education while teaching her own four children to cook. Always looking for a way to spend more time with her little ones inspired her to start her own business. In 2016 she began teaching kids to cook professionally and doing what she does best, “Throwing Parties.” She considers herself a dreamer with a bottomless well to pull from, and feels most comfortable in life when her plate is overflowing. Her lifetime goal is to open a unique country event space incorporating all of her passions: food, theatre, education, and wide open views.