how I became honeybee & home co.
Hey, Hi, Hello + Welcome to my lil’ corner of the Internet.
I thought I’d take some time to tell y’all a little more about myself + how this whole ‘me starting a creative business’ adventure happened.
For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Morgan, I’m turning twenty-five next week (eeek!) and I’ve lived (for the most part) in Cincinnati, Ohio for the past 18ish years. I was just lucky enough to marry my loving husband Robby this past April, and we live in our first lil’ house with our fur babe, Lucy.
Super long story short, after I graduated high school, I was ready to spread my hypothetical wings and get the heck out of doge. I really really REALLY wanted to go to school out of state (because why not?) and study nursing. I was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to one of the best nursing schools in the country (USC, GO COCKS!!). So, the summer after graduation, my family and I packed up all of my things and we drove eight and a half hours down to Columbia, SC. And I couldn’t have been happier.
Fast-forward six months into the future, and my life had spiraled into a chaos even I can’t really describe other than pure hell. I won’t get into all of the messy details on here (because lets be honest, NOBODY needs/wants to hear about that anyways). Just know that I wouldn't wish it on even my worst enemy. After somehow managing to stick it out in South Carolina for another year, I was forced to make one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had…to leave my dream school, all my closest friends, and my college degree behind.
Now, if you will, fast-forward two years later. I emerged from the chaos…healthy, happy + ready to take on the world. I finished up my college degree at The University of Cincinnati (Psychology, woo!). I moved out of my parents’ house. I met my future husband. We got our puppy. I found freedom from literally everything that had ever brought me down.
After my college graduation, I was working a job that was super fast-paced, kept me away from my family and friends a lot, but I was happy for the most part. So I stuck it out. Honestly, that job was great for me. Until it wasn’t anymore.
After talking it over with Robby, I’d realized what I really wanted to do was pursue a passion of mine that I’d never really considered a possibility. Art. I wanted to create art. All day, every day. I wanted to use all the creativity I’ve always known I had, and make beautiful things for other people. I wanted to make the happiest moments in life even MORE special. So, I took the leap.
I left my old job, turned one of the rooms in our house into my home office, and I prayed hard that this little business of mine might have a chance. And welp, here we are! Even in these first few months I have found such joy in being my own boss, creating my own schedule, and most importantly, doing what makes ME happy. I am so fortunate.
To each one of you who is taking time to read this, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am beyond grateful and blessed to have come this far, and to live out my dream. I have the most loving + supportive family and friends. I swear I'm the luckiest gal alive.