Making the decision to jump head first into your own business and quit your day job can be a little terrifying for most. Add to that a global pandemic and the fact that your business is a travel agency and travel is mostly impossible, and you’ve basically hit the trifecta.
But that’s exactly what Ashley Theis, the owner of The Constant Wayfarer, did. For four years, Ashley worked full time for a church in Charlotte and part time for her travel agency. In February 2020 she remembers telling her boss that 2020 was going to be her last year before she took her small business full time.
“And then March hit,” she says with a laugh.
hygge coworking’s owner Garrett Tichy caught up with Ashley over a year and a half after their previous conversation for Support Local or Else, a local initiative led by hygge and Black Wednesday encouraging folks to support local businesses. The initial conversation focused on how Ashley was reacting to the statewide shutdown and what the travel restrictions meant for her business.
On this Zero to Ten episode, though, Garrett and Ashley talk much more about how Covid-19 affected her business, whaat it looks like as the Delta variant approaches and her overall journey.