But you don't...
You push through, and hope, that things will get better. And with enough band-aids they do...to a point.
However, I am tried of putting on the band-aids!!
The past year has been such a learning experience for me. I lost myself over the past seven years. What I stood for and why I started Events by Melissa.
Events by Melissa was born because I had a passion for planning weddings and events. I loved watching couples say their vows...committing not only to one another but to God that they would spend the rest of their lives together. I wanted couples to find what I had...true love, their soulmate...their happily ever after.
I am sad to say I was becoming burnt out. And planning was no longer fun or enjoyable for me. It become that "job" instead of my PASSION! It was frustrating to see up and coming planners full of life while I was drowning. It was then, I realized, I had traded my soul for my business.
My world was shattered in May (of last year). Nick, my husband and I were filled with joy when we learned we would be expecting baby Helt #4. Only to learn a week later that we would never get to meet him/her. Being in the middle of the season I never truly took the time to grieve.
It is time to take a step back and focus on me...Melissa, the person. And remember why I started planning in the first place.
Philippians 3:13-14 NIV Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Events by Melissa will be going through some changes. Out with the old and in with the new. Starting with an office make-over. 2016 is going to be BIGGER and BETTER.
We are getting our groove back. I lost faith (to a point) in myself and I am working on getting it back as well!
I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and staff who have stuck by me over the years. Thank you for the swift kick to the butt when I needed it and the shoulder to cry on when I wanted to quite.
2015 was a great year....but I am looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store for me...us.
Here is to bigger and better things! CHEERS!!