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What is going on in the universe this week? Just as I'm about to end my last day of work in my event and hospitality field to start nursing school, I get flooded with phone calls from friends of friends wanting me to personally design and plan either their weddings or corporate gala events. Whyyyyyyy????? Is the universe telling me that I might need to rethink leaving my field? Is the universe telling me that you have a gift and a passion and you shouldn't turn your back on it to feed my need for security? Is the universe telling me that I'm making a mistake and need to really be focusing on starting my company? I am so confused right now, I don't even know what to do.

At one point in my career, I owned my own design firm but had to give it up because it was a conflict of interest when I started working for another company. I love what I do; I eat, breathe and sleep it. I study every photo, book, magazine, blog, television show, and anything event planning and design I can get my hands on but due to the economy and people not being able to afford luxury services right now, it's definitely a little harder to maintain a business. I don't do what I do for money, I do it because I love it but there are always bills to pay and people don't understand that. Just like you have bills, so I do -- think about that the next time you complain about paying for a service that you think is too pricey, especially if it is worth it. If people knew the level of work that went into each and every minute detail of the services that event specialists provide they wouldn't complain about our pricing. We may not paint with brushes but what we do, what I do, is art and masterpieces in itself. It may last for a few hours in a person's eyes but in hearts and memories it will last for a lifetime.

I am so confused right now. I don't know if I should move forward with my next step into pursing a nursing degree or do what my dream has always been to be, have a successful boutique event design firm or do both. It will be hard to do both but if I stay organized and have a strong support system around, I may be able to pull it off. I have so many questions and not enough answers. Why can't I have a button to push that gives me the right answer to all of my questions? I need some time to think but I feel I might not have enough time. I'm going to pray and seek guidance in what I should do.  I'll let you know what I decide.


Limin' Ladies Intl.™ March 24, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

The question is, "What is it you TRULY want to do?" :) Would you do it for FREE if you can? :) I'm sure you'll make the best decision! *keeps her on file just if I ever do get married* :)

Trini GRITS March 24, 2010 at 11:13 PM  

Hey there! Thanks for your advice. The answer to your question is.... YES!!!!! If I could design events every day of my life and not get paid for it I would do it in a heartbeat, no questions asked and being content. That's how much I LOVE what I do and how much passion I have for it! I think about relaunching my business almost every second of every day. It's in my blood and I can't seem to shake it. I've been in this industry since I was 14 years old, starting when my parents owned a special events facility. Oh, the pressure! When you get married, I'll be glad to help. Thanks again. I'll let you know what I decide.

mrs. fuzz March 25, 2010 at 12:39 AM  

Can you do both? I saw your flower arrangements and they were just gorgeous! I'm glad you posted pics of your creations.

Trini GRITS March 26, 2010 at 12:09 AM  

Hi Mrs. Fuzz!

I can and most likely will do both, it will take a lot of organization and support but I think I can make it happen. Thank you for the compliment, I'm glad you liked them. They are just a few of the events I've done over the last year.

Limin' Ladies Intl.™ March 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

Those pics are what you've done? Oh my, you are awesomely talented TG. I'm sure you can do both, but somewhere along the line, one will be THE ONLY ONE you will do :)

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