It's been awhile since we introduced you to the founder & owner of White Spruce Market, so today we're sharing a Q&A with Bailey!Today we're answering your most pressing questions like... the biggest lesson Bailey's learned through running a business, her go-to for getting out of a creative rut, the one meal she'd happily eat for the rest of her life, and so, so much more... Keep reading for our full Q&A with Bailey!
Name something you’re most proud of in your business?
For White Spruce, I'm most proud of the reach our gifts have had, and how they're SO much more than just gifts. They're a way to send love, to keep people connected, and to support dozens of small businesses in the process.
Name the biggest lesson you’ve learned in running a business?
BE PATIENT. I've never been a particularly patient person, and I've spent way too much energy worrying about how slow things often move when you're growing a business. I'd love to see more people start normalizing slow growth -- it truly does build strong roots!
You can only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What would it be?
Charcuterie boards. All day, ever'day.
What’s something you’re currently obsessed with? (Could be anything — a song, food, clothing item, tv show, etc.)
Haha! Oddly, reggae music. I've been rocking out to Classic Reggae on Spotify this month + it's been an insane mood booster! Reminds me of being a kiddo in the early 90's, on a pontoon boat, dangling my feet in the water. Pure nostalgia.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
The island of Kauai in Hawaii. I'd split time between my island cottage + somewhere with four seasons.
What’s your go-to when you need to get out of a creative rut?
Getting outside. Moving my body. Doing something 100% different from whatever creative project I'm working on!
What does the world need more of? Less of?
The world needs more people who love what they do. Period. We're conditioned to believe that work = drudgery, that it's normal to work ourselves to the bone, and that self-employment means you're signing up for 80+ hour work weeks. I'm on a mission to debunk these myths, and help others reframe any negative beliefs & start pursuing what truly excites them!