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.
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.