I had a little chat last week with my friend Ashley VanBuskirk of Flora Stationery. To my surprise, this beautiful, outgoing, successful, social entrepreneur talked about how she still struggles with the doubts of believing she’s got what it takes to pull this thing off… to make the change she knows she’s meant to make in the world. Ashley says that her parents set her up to believe that she could do anything she set her mind to.
And she believed them.
The summer after her sophomore year in college she studied in Kosovo. While she was there, she met a young woman who was going to college part-time while also attempting to support her widowed mother and family of five. She was incredibly passionate about getting an education, not just to better her own future, but the lives of those in her family and community.
After that trip, she decided she needed to find a way to help …