Evie Phillips | Why Now? The Penning, Pain and Purpose of an Entrepreneur
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Why Now? The Penning, Pain and Purpose of an Entrepreneur

Why Now? The Penning, Pain and Purpose of an Entrepreneur

At first glance, those numbers look a little crazy, maybe even completely bonkers. Can one human even consume that much coffee?? Seriously.

However, those numbers do pertain to one female. This woman has been told she is slightly outlandish in her ambitions and has a knack for taking on mountains, yet those numbers collectively describe a woman who has poured blood, sweat, and tears (buckets full) into a dream and a passion…..

Guess what? That woman is me!! And those numbers are an accumulation of the last 5 ½ years of my life as an Entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of Creeds Collective a full-service digital branding and social influence tech agency, we will get into the details of this later. 

Each number, while completely outrageous, many are spot on. Fine, there could be some more coffee in there – yes, I know it’s a problem; I’ve been drinking coffee since I was….. Well let’s just say young, I don’t want you to think my parents are complete savages.

I have also been traveling independently since I was young and attempted my first “business” at a very young age. A business that for a child seemed lucrative and is still the best ten dollars that I have ever made. Yet when you leave your apartment complex and go wandering around door-to-door selling scrap fabric to strangers…. Mothers tend to get nervous because frankly, you don’t just run off all independent and creepy (well in my case cute) selling anything when you’re barely out of your potty pants.

It’s a fair assumption to say that creativity; an entrepreneurial spirit and wanderlust have been innate in my soul since I was a little girl. And that is why I’ve created a term for my journey and myself, I am an Accidental Darling.

Accidental Darling noun: A female boss, a wandering warrior. 

Nothing defines me except my faith and character, however, the above term seems to be fitting. I feel that while instances in my life have been “accidental” or moments have come about in which I felt unprepared — I took them on with gusto and the darling in me has always had no choice, but to buck up and keep it moving.

So why start a blog now? I am a 30 something SWF working 18 hour days sometimes month over month, 7 days a week with barely any time to reflect (welcome to Entrepreneurship). And with time and a little age comes wisdom and the desire to not only self-reflect but truly from an #adulting perspective 

understand that sharing is caring. I care, so it’s time to share all the amazingly awesome and bizarre professional and personal challenges that I have faced.

If the hard work and defeating of trials were simply for only me to learn, sure I win, but if I can get 

real human with you and share my journey in hopes that one person reads my pennings, and has a 

divine light bulb moment or decides to keep going instead of giving up, then all of this has been well worth the struggle and the success.

With that being said here goes…. Enjoy! And take heed it’s going to be a fabulous ride, I got you boo.


  • Jordan

    January 11, 2018 at 2:25 am Reply

    Life, business and entrepreneurship are not at all an easy, just fabulous ride. To do well and grow stronger you have to have the faith and confidence to battle and withstand obstacles and rough times that you will be in or will be in your way.

    These obstacles can be as simple as getting no for an answer, or the typical situation of “not enough money” or even a bad situation of really bad health problem – close to death or losing a loved one – which both take so much time and away from Your dream work.

    • eviephillips

      January 16, 2018 at 2:43 am Reply

      Jordan, agree! At the end of the day its all faith and perseverance. If that’s all I get to walk around with day in and day out (plus a smile) then it’s going to be okay. Appreciate you and your commentary!

  • Jermaine Price

    January 15, 2018 at 10:19 pm Reply

    That was very personable and a delight to read. I look forward to reading about your journey.

    • eviephillips

      January 16, 2018 at 2:42 am Reply

      Thank you, Jermaine! And the journey continues!!! Appreciate you engaging and reading.

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