How does one take the leap to become a business owner? Here’s a bit of history on how being an event planner has been 18 years in the making. The process started far before I finished elementary school. When I was 9 years old, I was asked to be the flower girl in a family friend’s wedding. I was a military brat growing up, and our family traveled around the world. I had never seen, and certainly never been involved in a wedding. In the months leading up to the big day, I practiced throwing rose petals in our backyard, bought my first pair of high heels (with a staggering 1 inch heel), and I was fitted for a very 90s flower girl dress with full length sleeves! From that day, I fell madly in love with weddings, and I’ve taken every celebration as a chance to plan something memorable.
In the past, I struggled with what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was a diligent student throughout grade school and into college. But, the pressure to pinpoint my career led me to drop out. After a few years of odd jobs, I finally finished school (best decision of my life). During my last year of college, I realized I did not need to be nurse or a physical therapist (my transcripts prove these were real career targets at one point).
Finally, after fighting the feeling that a creative job was too risky, I realized my entire life has been in preparation for becoming an event planner. I’ve made safe decisions along the way, because I saw too much risk in taking a dream job. I woke up and couldn’t ask again, “What am I waiting for?” So, I did it! Sometimes following your dreams is a rough road, but that fire lives inside you forever. Eventually, it burns too much to ignore!