Last night we went to a Potluck.
Right, that is what you see in the picture above: a potluck.
It was lovely. A perfect way to kick off the first days of Summer. Every guest brought these amazing dishes. Cooked up tiny appetizers of vegetables topped with cheese, fresh fruit nestled into a frothy creme and the local favorite cuts of meat. Wine glasses were filled, bubbly water was drank. Sitting around a table with candle light, new friends and good food put me in a blissful place only a successful meal and lovely conversation could provide.
Needless to say it was a really enjoyable space to have a mid-week dinner in.
Shauna from J29 Events and I met several times to discuss the potluck and our goal for the type of event we could prepare for our guests, but I kept getting side tracked once I would hear little snippets of how she decided on her career.
I am instantly impressed with her story; a young woman with several years of education under her belt preparing to become a nurse, realized she was leading a life without the passion that many people seek in their chosen field of work. All anyone really wants is to feel that passion. Am I right?
Shauna took a sharp turn away from her medical courses towards contemplating a career in wedding planning and design. Once she decided on her business she did not take any time. Within a year she had built a bi-coastal empire, from her home base in Portland, Orgeon all the way to New York, New York. With clients seeking design as far away as London, England.
I too often hear people say "I was lucky" or '"the timing was just right," but I think we make our success through hard work and persistence. I see this in Shauna, who was an example of hard work as she and I prepped and prepared a lovely potluck between jetting off between her several wedding events throughout state lines.