So after my first year of business, I received an award. You can color me happy. =)
So happy in fact, I jumped out of a plane during my vacation in Florida!
Ray’s sister works at the drop zone in Sebastian Florida and she offered me a great deal to jump that I couldn’t pass up. This doesn’t really have anything to do with my award, but in a way to me it pretty much sums up this last year for me.
Starting a business, is SCARY. I’ve always wanted to run my own business, and when Ray and I started to get serious, and started talking about buying a place of our own, I thought, it’s now or never, because there was no way I would try this AFTER I had to start paying for a mortgage. However, trying to convince people to trust in you when you aren’t sure you trust yourself, is nerve-racking. I’ll admit it, I’m insecure. So my plan was to try not to convince anyone of anything. I sat back in interviews, I showed people my work, and I answered questions. I crossed my fingers, and just hoped for the best. I completely sweated it out every time I didn’t get an immediate phone call.
When brides called me or emailed me to tell me they were booking me, I told them how excited I was. When I got thank you cards, I jumped up and down and ran through my house like a sugar high child. Some people, and a few other professionals have told me to seriously consider changing my “about me” section. However, I have gotten so much more positive feedback from that, then negative. I’m honest, sometimes I’m shy, sometimes I’m silly, I make couples on their engagements spin in circles, I half dance while taking pictures at receptions, that’s just me. I love re-reading my reviews, because they make me feel so ACCEPTED. I love running my own business, and I love my clients for letting me be me.