Happy Monday – Dare to DREAM!

July 19th, 2010 in life
Happy Monday! 
And what a WONDERFUL Monday it is!  I’m coming off the heels of two fantastic events this weekend and I could not be happier with how both of them turned out.  I am so tired but it was all worth it in the end.  My niece was all grins from ear to ear on Saturday and that made me so happy!  She had a great time at her rock star party!  I’ll post pics later on this week.  

So, I have been getting a lot of questions lately about “how” I got started in this industry and what made me decide to finally launch my own business.  I began to think and I popped out to me just as clear as a dream.  This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a VERY LONG time, at least 7 years.  Fear held me back for many years and still does in many ways.   Then it was a new job, then babies, LIFE in general.  I finally decided it was time, it “felt” right!   The other day I was flipping channels and came across the HBO Documentary, “Dare to Dream” about the US Women’s Soccer team and thought BINGO!  That’s my new motto, “Dare to Dream”.  Then I went downstairs into the dining room and there is was, the letters, “D.R.E.A.M”.  They had been with me the whole time we’ve lived here (5 years) and I hadn’t paid to much attention to them until now but they mean so much more.  There is nothing holding you back from following your dreams but your own fear, so shake that fear off!  Who would have thought that after only 6 months of being in business that I’m actually turning work away and I have had the opportunity to work with an Award winning Chef.  Only in my DREAMS, so if I can do it, anyone can so

……..DREAM BIG!  


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    Party Box Design says:

    glad you are doing so well! continue to dream big!

    Anonymous says:

    Very inspiring! Keep up the amazing work. You are definitely an inspiration to me!

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