You know how you have pivotal moments in life? Moments where you have a realization. Or something life changing happens.
It could be sparked by an incident or a chance encounter. By meeting someone. By something someone said or did. Or just something you observe.
I remember the day, the moment that I decided to do this crazy thing.
I was at home sitting on the couch, watching a movie on TV, “In Her Shoes”. It’s not that great a movie so you don’t need to go watch it if you’ve never seen it.
But there was a moment in the movie where Toni Collette’s character has left her big time lawyer job to be a dog walker. And her old colleague tells her she can come back.
And she says that she only did it because she felt like she was supposed to. She didn’t really like it at all. It’s just what you were supposed to do.
When I was younger there were so many things I thought I was supposed to do. One of those was to get a “normal” job and climb the corporate ladder.
But, at that moment, watching this movie after having quit my job, I had one of those light bulb moments. I had one of those pivotal moments in life.
When you aren’t sure what you should be doing. When you’re just trying to figure your life out and everything seems so fuzzy and unsure.
Suddenly things become clear.
I was going to start a business. I was going to be a wedding planner.
It wasn’t what I was “supposed” to do. It wasn’t the easy choice.
But, it felt right.
And I did it.
And it’s now been 10 years. Mango Muse Events is 10 years old.
From our first wedding to the most recent wedding we’ve done. It’s simultaneously amazing and mind blowing to think about all that has happened over the last 10 years.
So much has happened! I’ve had some super high highs and some really low lows. From super happy clients, creating custom design pieces and traveling around the world to literal nightmare situations, heart attack moments and major burn out.
And I’ve learned so much. About myself, about the business, about running a business and about people.
A psych degree only teaches you so much (yes, I was a Psychology major). Interacting with people on a daily basis at a high emotional and personal level is eye opening.
And so much has changed. The world has changed. The industry has changed. Weddings have changed.
And as a company we’ve changed.
And yet, we’re still the same in so many ways. In the ways the matter. In what we believe in, how we treat people and how we conduct business.
And I’m proud of ALL of it.
It’s been an amazing and wild ride.
Thank you so much for being a part of the last 10 years and I can’t wait to see what the next 10 bring!