I look forward more to my business birthday than my actual birthday. I love that May 2nd serves as a marker for another year of putting one foot in front of the other and making things happen in my life.
Every year is filled with lessons, growth, laughter, and more reassurance that this is the path for me. For SO MANY years, when people asked me what I would do if I could do anything at all for a living my answer was always WEDDING PLANNER or REALTOR! I loved throwing parties for years and making sure people could enjoy events without a care, I often found myself asked to help with wedding coordination and decor for friends and family, and although a business wasn’t something I really ever considered, the universe kept putting things in my path that I’ve come to realize were leading me to this all along. So with the constant encouragement of my friends and the people I’d helped with events before, I finally started researching and learning everything I could about starting a business. So although I started working on my business and making connections and gaining experience, I count the date I registered the LLC as the birth date of this incredible bundle of joy. Because that’s the day it became a thing.
I’ve been astounding myself a bit lately with a confidence I’ve seemed to have gained out of nowhere. I open my mouth and some piece of entrepreneurial wisdom pops out and all of a sudden I’m like “holy shit where’d that come from” and then I realize, well…that came from 4 years of struggle, perseverance, goal getting, striving, and learning. While I sometimes feel like an imposter in a world of incredibly talented individuals, I sit back and realize that I have earned my place in their ranks.
And through it all, there’s the hundreds of brides, and their mothers and fathers and soon to be husbands that have trusted me with their most special day and that is what truly makes me proud. I am so extremely grateful and will never know how to convey that except to say it over and over and over again. Every sleepless night, tear filled phone call to my husband saying “I don’t think I can do it”, every missed special occasion with my friends and family, and every hour and minute spent working is absolutely worth it when I see my brides light up on their big day, or get hugged by their mother’s because they “don’t know how we’ve had done it without you”. These moments are precious.
So on I go into another wedding season and another year for Meaningful Moments to grow. Champagne and cupcake in hand, obvi.
Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.