It's the last post of the year and I'll be honest, I've started and stopped this one quite a few times. I struggled a bit finding the exact words to describe what an incredible year 2008 has been for me.
When I started my career I had no idea the business would be what it is today. On the surface I think it looks easy. It should. The truth however, is that to be good in this industry, you internalize the pressures of others-clients, vendors, families. Raising the bar is something that is consistent. Accepting the challenge of being better with every event is as well.
Professionally '08 proved to be phenomenal. We were featured in more publications than ever before, blessed with new found professional relationships, the blog has been a success and POSH developed from more than just a new name, it has become a brand and one that I'm proud to own.
Personally, I have been blessed beyond measure with a family that amazes me everyday. A son that continues to exceed my expectations and a support system that makes every day possible.
And yet on the last day of 2008, many, many, many blog posts after the first, I just can't find the words to recap my year so I'll borrow those listed on the home page of my website:
"I wake up every day in love with so many aspects of my life. POSH represents the evolution of my passion, the success of doing what I know I do best. I've been fortunate enough to have been mentored by some of the "best" in their fields; people who have encouraged me and taught me that it is ok to "not be the norm". I, in turn, encourage my Clients to think outside the box and have an event they wish they could relive every day. I am truly honored that so many individuals have entrusted me with the biggest days of their lives."
So thank you all for another great season. For every blog post and email offline letting me know i've inspired you in some way and from our family to yours, have a happy, healthy and safe New Year!