How I began to entertain the idea of starting my own business

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Some of my family and friends wondered how I began to entertain the idea of starting my own business. So, I thought that I should answer their question of my beginnings in my first article.

It's interesting how everything worked out. I was skimming through my Facebook news feed one day; and a post of Stephanie Burk's blog entry "How I became a traveling pharmacist" caught my attention.

As soon as I discovered how Stephanie (my classmate) became a traveling pharmacist, I elected to read another entry, titled "How 'Adaptability' is truly a strength in my life today," in which she emphasized the importance of passion and purpose for living a happy and balanced life.

In the past, Stephanie had a passion for pharmacy and a purpose of helping others live healthier lives. However, she recently discovered her other passion for traveling and purpose of funding her travels; and ever since her realization, her blog and Instagram contain only smiles and great memories of her adventures in life.

Encouraged by Stephanie's newfound happiness, I decided to perform the similar thought exercise below:

Passions: What do I enjoy?

  • Quality time with loved ones

  • Traveling

  • Art

  • Outdoor activities

  • Patient care

Purpose: How will I achieve my passions?

Career with the following characteristics:

  • Scheduling flexibility

  • Provision of enhanced pharmacy services

  • Income to fund passions

My conclusion: I will create my own dream job!

I will be courage, who is “fear that has said its prayers.”

As you can deduce, I found Stephanie's blog inspirational. As a result, I decided to pay her kindness forward by sharing my adventures. So, stay tuned!


Ross is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin - College of Pharmacy. She is also the Off Script Consults founder with years of experience as a board certified independent pharmacist, who strives to improve the quality of life and financial outcomes of patients and their caring providers through the delivery of enhanced pharmacy services, such as interpreting genetics testing results and assisting providers in achieving star ratings that aim to improve patient outcomes.

Ross currently resides in the beautiful state of Colorado with her husband and two dogs. When she is not personalizing medication regimens, Ross enjoys reading and writing.  She also loves to paint, hike, rock-climb, and travel.

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