Before I officially introduce my new business, I have to tell you a little story that begins the day I discovered Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I’m actually not even sure when it was, but I know that I was young and impressionable. I immediately became obsessed with her. She was the epitome of Washington, D.C. grace turned Manhattan style icon. And we have the same birthday. My ultimate hero.
Anyway, one day I bought this book called What Would Jackie Do. And in it, I read that she often took her clothing to a consignment shop in New York City. Ever since that day, I thought that consignment was the coolest thing ever. And the older I’ve gotten, the more convinced I’ve become.
Fast forward to a few months ago. I had been feeling really…restless….in my law school career. It’s weird because I actually don’t dislike law school. Sure, I hate all the studying and the stresses that comes along with it, but I don’t despise the study of law. I just don’t have a passion for it. My passion lies in writing, of course, and in fashion. I came up with the idea to start an online consignment business in the middle of a particularly dreadful week at school, but I sat on it for a while because I was nervous. Starting a business during the second semester of my 2L year didn’t sound like the smartest idea. And what if I failed? I would be so embarrassed. But what if I ignored my gut? Where would I be 5 years down the road? Spending 80 hours a week at some law firm trying to remember the things I used to love. And wondering why I never pursued them.
I know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t you have this epiphany like…2 years ago? If my parents had a dollar for every time they had to ask me that question, they’d be able to pay off my law school loans. I could sit here and beat myself up for not figuring myself out sooner. And I could try to will myself into loving the law like some of my classmates do. But that’s just not my style. I’m too excited about my future to dwell on my past.