Monday, December 13, 2021

2021 Coming to an End

With only three weeks left in 2021, it feels like a good time to talk about what this year has meant to me. The next two Monday posts will be filled with Holiday Celebrations and happy photos with family, but this week is finding me quietly grateful for a momentous year passing. The support and love that I've received from my family, friends and colleagues to start my own company has been overwhelming. I feel a huge sense of responsibility to prove to you all that you put your faith in the right woman. Every day has given me something new to learn or try, and each mistake has helped me to understand how to be better the next time around.

In the Spring, I joined an amazing group of women entrepreneurs who have helped to guide me and teach me to follow in their successful footsteps. Without them, I don't know that I could have even guessed where to start on my own company. Even this morning, in our latest meeting, I continue to gain knowledge and confidence from their support. Thank you to all of you.

My heart swells every time I think about the time and effort that my gracious sister and brother-in-law put into my company's branding and marketing this year. I never would have anticipated having such talented and loyal people take my idea so seriously and put my success on their hearts and minds just as much as I have. I owe you a debt I'm not sure I can ever repay, but please know that I will try.

There are numerous people who sent contracts and potential clients my way these last several months, and some of them I'd never even met in person. It is the generosity and kindness of others that has helped me to feel successful so quickly, and I am beyond lucky to have that in my life.

More than all of that though, I have to thank and give immense credit to my amazing husband. He endures my insecurity and stress every day, while encouraging me to keep going. He reads and edits all of my blog posts and helps me to understand social media and cyber security. He has given me space and time to figure out how to make this work for us, monetarily, while cheering me on to be our family bread winner someday soon! After years of following me around this country for my career, he has once again been the beacon of light that I can see on the darkest of days, guiding me toward my goals and our goals as a couple. Love is not a word strong enough to describe what he means to me, what he has done for me throughout our entire marriage or what he has been open to supporting me with this year. I'm not always great about showing it, but my life would be so much worse without him in it and my adoration for him is never ending.

Thank you, thank you to all of you. If you are reading this, please know that you've also been a huge part of my journey that finally came to life this year. It means more than you could possibly know.


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