HITTING MILESTONES IN BUSINESS
I have never celebrated hitting milestones with my business before and looking back there’s been so many. From earning my first £10 to developing my own website and seeing the most incredible bunch of suppliers work together on projects all because of an idea.
THERE ARE NOW 4,000 OF YOU!
Hitting 4,000 followers on Instagram is a massive achievement. However, this milestone represents so much more for me. Not many of you will realise that this website was once a blog from a frustrated bride who couldn’t find her perfect wedding suppliers who fitted her style and budget. This was a place where I dabbled in my creative writing and got lost in creating geeky templates which my younger A-Level Art and IT student self, would have been proud of. Doing something which gave me joy and I absolutely revelled in, created what you see today. No longer a frustrated bride but a business owner providing other couples with a resource that I never had.
When Holly Bryan Photography threatened me with a branded shoot to celebrate my business I initially felt uncomfortable. My business didn’t feel about me anymore. I certainly didn’t get here all by myself! Every supplier who has joined our directory has helped mould it into what it is today. There’s nothing more motivating than a group of businesses spurring you on to achieve something incredible!
Personally, my business has helped me through some unimaginable lows these last 2 years. When I’ve been petrified of my next scan or consultation, my business has been a constant, reliable friend. It’s allowed me to escape into a creative hole and completely forget about what life was throwing my way. It’s not very often I talk about myself, especially my health but I feel battling a rare type of cancer called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei makes any milestone one I should be celebrating! I will soon be undergoing my third surgery in less than 13 months, this will hopefully give me a better quality of life that myself and my family have been praying for.
My biggest achievement in business to date is showing my 6-year-old daughter that it doesn’t matter what obstacles are put in our way. If you do something you love, something that you are passionate about, you can still hit milestones. I hope in my career and personal life I’ve proved that an adapted life, is still a life worth living.