A Girl + Her Dream
Today is somewhat surreal for me. For the past two months, I have worked tirelessly on something so personal. Four 26 Events, LLC. This is me, standing on the edge of what could be a valley or take me to the top of a mountain. If you know me personally, you know that I certainly don't lack confidence in my abilities. But let me say one thing: starting my own business is allowing myself to be INCREDIBLY vulnerable. There have been people that have stepped up and said, "how can I help?" and have already been a huge blessing to me. Some are going to bow out on me. Some will downright be ugly to me. And all of the above, will only motivate me to keep pushing to succeed.
No more standing behind a multi-million dollar company to back me up, no direct sales company name that I represent - where the only thing I have to lose is my kit cost (please don't kill me for saying this). I've spent time researching my market, designing a website, working with Savannah of Savvvy Designs for the branding portion, deciding how I want to approach the market and lots more.
It's me, Talia Hair. It's my brand Four 26, that is my story. It is my name and it's my reputation. Scary right?! Absolutely, but when all is said and done, there is no way I could live out my ultimate dream 3, 5 or 10 years from now, if I didn't take my first step, right?!
The events industry is not for the faint of heart.
I've been listening to a podcast called Weddings For Real over the last few months and multiple times, the host and many guests mentioned how people think being an event planner is such a glamorous job. Spoiler alert: all that glitters isn't gold! Sometimes it's gold, sometimes it's glitter and sometimes it's just dust with the light hitting it just right! ;) Flawless event?! Think it just happened with a snap of fingers? I promise it didn't. Someone poured a whole lot of time and a spoonful of love into all that went into the event to make sure it was memorable. Like everything else, it take passion and patience.
So if you want to know what today, launch day and Valentine's Day, feels like for me. Well, pretty much like love - it's double sided! I'm ecstatic and anxious about what all is to come for me and Four 26!
This is what 59.9% of my heart feels like:
This is the other 40.1% of my heart feels like:
I'll eventually tell my "all that glitters isn't gold" story about the wedding that kept me from getting a pedicure for 3.5 months and counting! Silver lining: at least I'm saving that money twice a month?!
If you're still reading, I'd like to say thank you! By reading this blog post, you are already supporting my dream. Don't forget to follow along and share my journey on Instagram and Facebook @four26events.
That's it for now,