Lexy Mosley

Student, Dancer, and Small Business Owner in Athens, GA

Lexy Mosley

Student, Dancer, and Small Business Owner in Athens, GA

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At the age of 16, I got my first job at Chick-fil-A. I was overly excited to start working and earn my own money. After about a year, the excitement wore off and I dreaded going to my job. I felt that I did not make enough money for all of the efforts I gave, nor did I like having to follow strict rules. I remember being on the clock counting down every hour until it was time for me to leave. At that point, I knew that fast-food and regular minimum-wage jobs were not for me. One day after getting dismissed early for having false nails, I decided that I would take a risk. I was completely fed up with the management and the nitpicking I experienced, so I planned to start my own business and work for myself. After doing research and saving up my summer checks, I invested $500 into an eyelash extension certification course. I was taught a skill that changed my life and overall perspective. At the age of 17, I became a small business owner. I performed eyelash extension services to girls and women of all ages and nationalities in my hometown. I was able to make the money I invested back in no time. After I built up a consistent clientele, I put in a two-week notice for Chick-fil-A and never looked back. Since then, I have made many accomplishments in my business. This August has made two official years since I’ve started and I am truly grateful for my journey. Not only am I performing a luxury service, but I have also started teaching my skills to young girls for an affordable price. This summer, I have held two group classes and trained girls seeking to build their own businesses. It has been a very rewarding experience to be in a position where I am able to build myself up and others simultaneously. Ultimately, you shouldn’t be afraid to step out on faith because you never know what great places life will take you.