Today is a really big day for me.
I opened up the new Venue Magazine and for a second I was completely taken back.
I knew I had received the 40 under 40 award, but today was big. Today was the day that all reality hit me. Today, I felt so proud that my dream, hard work, determination, and goals have paid off. When I got interviewed for this, I was asked so many questions. I answered about my views, ideas, thoughts, business ideas, passion, and etc. But what I was so excited to see was they highlighted the best thing they ever could have which was the best advice I have ever received. It was from my family; it was my families support, encouragement, and motivation to never give up and always be different. It was to believe in my ideas and continue on. If something didn’t work, you find a way to make it work. If someone didn’t believe, you show them a way to make them believe. If things didn’t go as planned, you make another game plan for them. If you feel down, you look around you and get encouraged. The last 13 years of my life I have always believed, had goals, visions, thoughts, and ideas of what I wanted to be or where I wanted to go in life. The awards banquet was a big moment for me because I was recognized by some great leaders and my family/friends were there to watch. Today opening up this magazine and being acknowledge as one of Cincinnati’s 40 leaders under 40 was a moment I will remember forever. But more importantly I would never get this opportunity if I wasn’t supported by such amazing people around me. So I would love the chance to say THANK YOU to not only my family who has always supported every dream, goal, and idea that I have ever had but thank you also to all of my amazing friends, vendors, and brides!
I once read a quote and it always stuck by me:
If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. –Laurie Notaro
Believe. Never Give Up. Always be Yourself, Be Different, and Work Hard*
Doing just that got me Venue Magazine‘s 40 under 40 feature!