We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Burnett and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was simple after thinking about what I would want to change for my future and spend more time with my kids after working a normal job from 8 to 5 pm everyday. The idea came during the pandemic when I got laid off from my work due to the crisis. I then, start thinking what do I really love and make it into my business. If is something that you really enjoy and excited to wake up everyday to do that then is never really work. And that’s how from there everything great started for me.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As everything in life nothing comes easy but we your effort you can get there if you really want it. I am an immigrant and like everybody else that comes from another country knows the struggle in a new country and even the language. For me at the beginning was not easy as I matter fact I was depressed and do not want to be here in US at all. But things were changing . I studied English full time to gain my confidence in a place that I did not know how to communicate since my first language is Spanish. After I overcame all this difficulties I started to be and feel better in here. I studied for drawing and design technology which lead me to get a job in the same field and started to gain experience in that. As i said i was working a 8 to 5 job like everybody else but having 2 kids I really was thinking in an idea to get the a better life and also spend time with them . So that’s when the pandemic came and I have the time to focus in that idea that i have in my mind forever but I was not able to bring it to life. Think happens for a reason and i think God help me in that moment to make me realize that yes i can do it and i can push away all the obstacles that life bring you sometimes and that no matter what you do . Do it for you . No one else will do it . So do what makes you happy and bring happiness for your family and other ones around you.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I will definitely take her to Kemah is so fun and bring back memories for when we were kids and also yummy food . My fave restaurant there is Laundry’s but of course they have sooo many options. Also the Houston zoo is an awesome idea.
Of course i will take her to the nightlife in Washington av so she can have the idea how fun a night out can be in Houston. Also if there is a game for soccer, baseball or football I will definitely take her. That is a unique experience that they can have in our city. Houston has a lot of good restaurant from different cultures so i will take her to try out new flavors.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to first thank my parents because they have been the pillar and support in all the things I do. Also my husband and my kids for been there for me in the ups and down and always love me and cheer me up in my ideas to better us. Also my husbands grandparents because they always push us to be better and support us and love us . So for that I thank them all because i think without the support i would not be where I am now. And I am going for more!!!
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