Biggin' up weself bout hay!
Whew. We may have been m.i.a. from posting but it was for a great cause.
I'm proud to say ZuwenaEvents completed our first national event! It was our pleasure to work on Barbados Dive Fest, which is a festival highlighting Barbados as a diving destination, attracting travelers and adventure seekers from around the globe.
We are a small company, and I mean small. Which is why I'm swelling with pride and also why we disappeared for a while, can't be in too many places at once. (hehe)
When I first thought about starting my own company, I was 17, studying communication because I didn't know what else to do and was watching my Dad come out of retirement to open up a lovely little store, where I became a cashier. Previously, until that moment I thought that studying hard, getting a good job and banking some cash where definitions of success.
The store never made crazy amounts of money, but I enjoyed the visual of my Dad being his own boss. He was always a larger than life man in my eyes, but the boss look was imposing. He made deals, negotiated, was the face of the company and held responsibility for those who depended on him for their livelihood.
I remember thinking that I wanted to be like that. Someone who makes decisions confidently, in charge of my own time, develop something out of nothing, be a dependable leader.
There were many detours to this moment. I went to university studying more communication because surprise....I fell in love with it. While at university I explored the field of Public Relations, found event management along the way and pure joy exploded.
Learning the definition of event, as a unique occurrence, usually one time only, I felt that was what I wanted to have hand in creating. Singular unique moments, lasting only a few moments but alive in the memories of the clients forever.
In 2014 after several more detours, I registered my business and went about developing its core. Had our first wedding, and the rest is history.
Its a slow, arduous journey to success, fraught with stress, sleepless nights, high pressure situations and crisis which feel like mountains in the moment rather than the molehill they appear to be in the rear-view mirror.
Despite how easy it can be to get caught up in those elements, it's ALL WORTH IT.
This is one of those moments for me. It's a ZuwenaEvents first. I truly feel so grateful to tuck this under my belt. Its a source of pride for me that the company was able to achieve all that it has.
I may not have an event every month, but dang it, I can feel success in each and every item we produce, every event we complete, every cooking class and every client who passes through our care.
Yes, this post is a bit braggy, we don't do this often but yasssssssss it is. So the moral of this post....cherish every moment of your journey. No matter the pace, the difficulties or detours, as long as you don't give up, it'll always be worth it!