Friday, August 11, 2006

Sisters and friends...

I have always been very competitive and sort of a workaholic. My parents used to tell me in high school that I studied too hard. :) Can you believe that there are Asian parents in America who would tell their child that? Maybe just mine... They used to call me at college to ask me if I was spending too much time on schoolwork, and my friends could not believe it. I compete not to beat other people, but to drive myself because I am a perfectionist at heart. It is funny how that has spilled over to Maya Road. When C and I started MR, it was because of a trip we took to a local scrapbooking store in Dallas. We saw products there that were really expensive, and given our experience, we knew we could do our own great designs for less. We sat down with our husbands that night and decided to launch a company focused on value and innovative ideas. Thus, Maya Road was born. Caroline and I started our first business at 10 and 12 or so. And we have been doing our own little ventures since. We started out in craft shows, moved on to some consignment shops and the like. Then we were Powersellers on eBay for awhile. I think we were always bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, so we are so happy to be part of this industry. I am amazed at how far we have come. People sometimes ask what it is like to work with your sister. I am not sure how to explain this, but we complement each other well. And we are totally (sometimes too much so) honest with each other. If she hates something I designed, you can be sure I will hear all about it. And vice versa. Since we have started MR, we are closer than ever, though we do spend most of our time talking about business. C lives across the country, so we chat online all day for hours off and on, sometimes up to 5 or 6 hours a day as we work. I am about 16 months younger than C, but I caught up with her in height and weight by the time I was about 3 and she was 4. It was a lucky thing for me, because otherwise I would have gotten lots of hand-me-downs! As it was, we grew up looking like twins (As the little sis, think I liked that better than she did!) We got married 1 week apart (happy 6 year anniversary to C and D!) and had our babies 6 weeks apart. It has been such a crazy and amazing adventure. Even though C and I do not see eye-to-eye about everything, we keep each other sharp. And I would not want to do this with anyone else...


Blogger Shirley said...

What a great bond you 2 have! Love the picture of you as kids!

8/11/2006 04:33:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

How sweet! i have always wanted a sister!

8/11/2006 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger Sophia said...

I always wanted a sister and when my husband's brother married, I finally got one! I can't imagine my life without her. What a great blessing you have in having such a great relationship. Thanks for sharing!


8/11/2006 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger joy madison said...

I always wanted a sister guys have an amazing story!

8/11/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger Corinnexxx said...

wow you have to make a lo about this, wonderful journaling!


8/11/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

thanks for the sweet post, may - you know i don't usually get all emotional but this one brought a tear to my eye (i must be getting soft) - LOL

love you.


8/11/2006 06:49:00 PM  
Blogger Joanna Bolick said...

Aww, so sweet! I looooove that picture of the 2 of you as little girls! And happy anniversary to both of you and your lucky husbands!

8/11/2006 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger Lorrie said...

What a sweet post... I don't have any sisters. I always wanted one though. I love the childhood picture. Priceless!

8/13/2006 06:46:00 AM  

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