Its been a while since my last blog posting. Life has a way of happening while your attempting to write about it. So let me begin with my most recent event, the relocation of my Event Boutique. When I first walked into 80 North Street I fell in love with it. I was scouting locations for my youngest daughter's 5th birthday party; who would have thought that the following year that venue would be Bash!... actually, she did, that's my girl..
Now just 3 years later, a power move had to be made. By no means was it an easy choice. Being an entrepreneur is full of balancing and counter balances. Though in being a wife, mother and real estate investor, the weight of every decision has multiplied. Creating a brand that represents who you are and what you love is a challenge. Staying true to yourself and your ideals is an even bigger one. I think what made the desire to move at such a pivotal time so difficult was having to re-adjust my illusion of "freedom". Freedom wasn't having a place but owning one! and I didn't own it. Every month was a painful reminder that I was buying into someone else's dreams and not my own. Then I realized that the old saying was true, that most times I thought I was being let down or rejected from something that I wanted, I was actually being redirected to something better. I am almost embarrassed to admit how many tears fell over this decision. Feeling as if my spirit was being crushed and growth stunted. Not to mention, "what would people say?", but that's why I said I was almost embarrassed to admit this.... I know that sometimes it takes more strength and courage to let something go, then to hold on to it when its time to move on. I learned a lot about my business in the last 3 years, but the biggest lesson learned was about myself. That being resilient and creative are just 2 of my Superpowers. I'll tell you the others in part 2 of this Re-inventing of Bash! ...Until then, I'll always be.....