As some of you know I started Modern Cowgirl in college. I created a feasibility plan and submitted it to a collegiate competition. I won and used the seed money to launch ModernCowgirl Wohooo! That was back in 2000! 20 years ago! At the time it was an online portal that featured other artists. Similar to Etsy before there was Etsy.
Through that process I found a passion for designing and producing my own products and selling those as well. The theme has always been empowering women. I have always believed that women should link arms and help each other.
Oh and the horse side. I started out riding bareback with a long braid and a lead rope...hahaha! I have done almost all aspects of horse life. English, jumping, all around horse show, rodeo queen, reining, etc. My daughter currently shows minis and I just got back into having a paint I will show all around. Abbey
Ok, so back to the story....once I had my daughter it became harder and harder for me to fill orders, travel to trade shows (where I sold wholesale to boutiques) etc. Not to mention the recession hit. It was a good time for me to step down and take a break, focus on my family.
Funny how you never lose your passion for horses. How the smell of the barn, and the sound of a horse breathing next to you, or how your spurs sound as you walk, never gets old. It feels like home.
I have since become increasingly passionate about health and lifestyle. I got to a point where I didn't love myself, and I was determined to raise a daughter that loved her body and celebrated it. So I changed everything!
I started small with switching out products with known toxins in our home, then moved on to personal care items. I changed the way I ate and took some simple steps that have transformed my life. Not an understatement! I started this journey in January of 2019 and I still follow the steps to this day. I lost 40lbs and love the power I feel knowing how to nourish myself and my family.
Buuuttttt then I wanted more. I wanted to know food sources, and study sleep, stress, hormones, etc. I am currently getting my certification as an Integrative Health Practitioner. AND I LOVE IT!
Looking back on this journey there are simple key steps that absolutely anyone can do, and they make a huge difference. Enter Modern Cowgirl! Guess what? I still want to empower women, I still want to help others, I still feel like every single woman and girl has the power to shape her future. So here we go! Modern Cowgirl is back.
If you stayed and read this to the end, thank you. I truly hope that you follow along, and if there if anything I can help you with I would be honored. I will be sharing little tips and tricks, sharing my journey and highlighting empowering moments. And horses, there will be horses with us on this journey.