Another year, another recap!

This is one of my favorite times at the beginning of the year when I get to pause and reflect to see where the previous year took us. I hope I continue to do this every year until someone else does it for me (maybe in 70 years, when I cannot type anymore :p). This time I will not make it by month but instead, I would like to highlight some events and special projects we accomplished this year.

What do you want to be when you grow up? As kids, we would often answer, “I want to be an astronaut” or “I want to be a doctor”. For me, it was always “I want to be a businesswoman”. Ever since I was young, I knew exactly what I wanted to be and that is to be like my dad, whom I have shadowed all my life. Now that I am already in that position, a “businesswoman” you can say, I asked myself again: What do I want to be in the future?

Is it me or is 2019 going by SO QUICKLY?? I planned to do this blog post earlier and I had just now realized that it’s almost the end of January… can 2019 please slow down? :p

2018 was a great year for LineaOrganica. It was our first official year as a startup, and many events happened throughout the year that was monumental for our company. In this post, I would like to share a quick recap of everything that happened:

“She believed she could, so she did”.

This quote by R.S. Grey is one that helped me a lot throughout 2017, wherein I, together with my parents, Jack and Ruby, built this new dream company of ours named LineaOrganica.

The dream was born January 2017, wherein we had this crazy idea of putting up organic retail shops all over the Philippines. We wanted to be the first ones to pioneer the use of organic beauty products and educate the market about its benefits. We spent a lot of time doing R&D and finally, around March, we were ready to “get the show on the road”.

Hi guys! I’m sorry I have been so MIA for the past month. If you’ve been following me on twitter (@mikeefederizo; shameless plug) then you know that I was in Europe for a whole month.

Just like what I did in India, I came there to check out beauty brands that are certified organic and natural. I went to 5 different countries–Turkey, Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany. I had only visited Italy and Germany before so I was excited not just to be on this fun “business” trip but also to learn about new cultures.