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So, here I sit. 4:30 on a Sunday morning. Our youngest, Zoe, 8 months, just went back to bed for the third time tonight. Why does teething have to be so hard? Anyway, our oldest has only been up once, so progress is a beautiful thing! I work a full-time job, and, up until recently, a part-time job too. Why then, you might ask, did you choose to start a business now? Great question!

Many people give us a special kind of look when we tell them what we are up to. You know the one I'm talking about. It's the one where you receive an uncomfortable grin and a nod, but you can tell that they are thinking, "what on earth is he saying to me right now!?" I don't know if some people just lack vision, or if we really have lost our marbles. 

I suppose that the idea of entrepreneurship has always had an allure to me. The thought of achieving something for yourself and your family is a powerful motivator. Nicole and I both suffer from this same chronic craziness, so we decided to take the leap. If you wait until the perfect time to do something, you'll never do anything. Why? Because there is no perfect time! Thus, White Harvest Living was born.

Our dream is to have a company that not only sells American-made products, but also showcases hand-crafted items from the area, and mom-and-pop artisans from across the country. How great would it be to be able to walk into a store, pick out a quality, beautiful piece and know that your money isn't only buying something for your home but it is supporting the American worker, stimulating your local economy, as well as supporting some very worthy causes? This is our vision. This is our dream.

Our eyes may be red from lack of sleep, and we may yawn more than we used to, but we are on a journey that has been years in the making, and we have no intention of turning back now.

Sleepless in Highlands, NC!

Waylon Chastain

President, and proud owner of White Harvest Living

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