|Posted on November 26, 2016 at 11:35 AM|
My Eventful Life Two Year Celebration to Benefit Toys for Tots!
Photos by Yvonne Jones and Square Biz Photography
I am laughing at myself right now as I think about my previous post. There I was, so motivated to blog, so amped to get my thoughts on paper and out of my head. I even likened blogging to exercise for the brain. I said you HAVE to do it, much like exercise; it’s not an option if you want to remain a solidified blogger. Well, hi again, it’s me 6+ months later proclaiming to the blogging gods that I am going to do better. Topics, that is what I need. A plethora of topics, well today I am blogging about my holiday event that I am worked so hard on. I was so excited to announce that I was hosting a networking event that was an opportunity for friends and my fellow contacts in the industry to get together and just celebrate us. We had an opportunity to network with each other in a laid back environment that was conducive to meeting people and making new friends. This was also an opportunity for me to share with the world that my companyturned 2 years old!!!
Turning two is a major accomplishment for me or for anyone really. Think about when a baby turns two years old. They are just getting their legs, having been walking for a year or maybe more. At this point they may even think they are ready to run. They think they know what to expect in the world but they really have no clue. They are eating solid food, and finding that some foods agree with their underdeveloped bellies and some does not quite agree with them. And most importantly they are beginning to talk. It’s the same in business. At two years old you have certainly learned a lot, you have even made some mistakes, as you carefully learn how to walk out into your passion. This is your time to try to walk with stability and possibly make a living doing what you love and have a passion for doing. I was laughing with a friend the other day and I stated, “a closed mouth does not get fed.” This is an old saying that someone else penned, certainly not me. But it’s so appropriate. If you do not begin to speak up for yourself you will never ever get what you want out of life. In the event industry, or any industry it’s the same thing. I have learned in the tiny little two years that I have been in business, that I am still such a little bitty baby in the grand scheme of things. Just as I know a two year old baby has come a long way from the newborn they once were, they still have a loooooong way to go. Growing up is hard to do.