As crazy as it may sound, I never realized what an honor and accomplishment it was to have built a “business” from the ground up. Maybe because I never really considered myself a “business owner”, or maybe because that sounds so formal when really I just think how fortunate I am to be doing what I love most. But this weekend, wow ... this weekend blew me away! I got to meet SO many (thousands, to be exact!) of engaged couples, their friends, families & some amazing vendors at #wendysbridalshow! I got the same question time and time again, with the same look of disbelief ... “This is YOUR company?” • “YOU started this?” • “YOU do this ALL on your own?” • It took me by surprise each and every time it was asked. Maybe it’s because I am the worst at receiving compliments, maybe it was pure exhaustion from being on my feet for over 20 hours, or maybe it was because I have never felt SO appreciated in a 2 day span! But YES, I did build this little design business from nothing but a huge heart, some amazing referrals and a crazy dream that I just never could stop chasing. Some days are crazy challenging, a lot of days I have nowhere near enough time to finish everything that needs to be done, but EVERY DAY is so incredibly rewarding. And all weekend, whenever the staff would ask, “What company are you with?”, I would say “hello invite!” and then wait (with a big cheesy smile on my face) to hear them announce over their walkie talkie, “hello invite is heading your way!” Yes, yes I am!