Juggling countless duties and responsibilities takes a toll on those unprepared for the demanding mom cum CEO life. But for the owner of My Greek Boutique, it proved to be a journey that continues to bear fruitful results. Although it was a bumpy start, with pending orders, going in and out of nursing duties, and handling a toddler, Jazmine Humphrey quickly found the balance between the three and is now on the road toward continued success.
Before My Greek Boutique came to be, Jazmine juggled between being a mother and a full-time registered nurse. It was during this time she realized the need to build a healthy, sustainable, and comfortable life for herself and her daughter, Madisyn. Unraveling her entrepreneurial skills, she tested the water with Etsy via drop ship, then began her own enterprise that has become a nationwide favorite.
In December 2018, Jazmine began My Greek Boutique while working as a registered nurse and caring for her three-year-old daughter. It started off small, with few orders and no retail stores in sight. However, the positive response she earned from her customers was enough to push her forward and pursue this as a full-time career. Jazmine truly embodied the mom-boss persona and handled three full-time responsibilities simultaneously, outperforming each one of them.
As a full-time registered nurse, she ran in and out of the hospital, covering her shifts, working extra hard, and putting in her untiring effort to care for patients. It was a job that required the utmost focus, attention, and unwavering strength. While she covered long hours, she also coordinated My Greek Boutique’s orders on Etsy. Taking on a full-time job as a nurse with her running boutique was hectic, but Jazmine was determined to create a comfortable life.
As a one-woman team who had to handle orders and communicate with customers daily, managing My Greek Boutique’s dropshipping was another feat. Although drop shipping is aimed to accommodate individuals with no warehouse space, the process of even connecting the two is hectic, which Jazmine achieved without fail. Raising Madisyn alongside two full-time jobs was an exhaustive process, but the success of My Greek Boutique promised a great future that she was not ready to let go of.
A year and a half of great gumption led to the formation of My Greek Boutique’s official website in December 2019, and a retail store in August 2020 where the products are now made in-house and shipped. Resigning as a registered nurse, Jazmine began to focus entirely on her company and Madisyn’s upbringing. Although the job of a CEO does not magically lessen the burden, it instead grows and becomes more demanding. However, it aligned perfectly with Jazmine’s goal, and she is now set to provide Madisyn with the life she dreams of.