Last week’s OSCARS CHARITY EVENT was a huge hit! It was a formal event with lots of late 20s/early 30s up & comers in attendance who work in the wedding industry. There were a few people who I was really excited to meet and I was so glad there was an opportunity to do so. Connecting with fellow entrepreneurs is a treat for me because we all understand what it’s like to run our own business and live every day actively pursuing what we love to do. It is truly a different lifestyle. I love chatting with them about their passion and the first step they took to realizing it. I love seeing the twinkle in their eye, the glow from their faces that they just cannot contain and not to mention the big smile stretched from ear to ear when they talk about photography, wedding planning, make-up, hairstyling, film-making, jewelry design and everything in between. There’s a special connection that cannot be described with words alone. How they feel about their passion is how I feel about mine.
Here’s a photo we took at the end of the night with a few “friendors” (vendors + friends). I really, really love this picture (even if my Asian eyes are CLOSED. AHH) because even though we have all worked on the same wedding/event in the past, we rarely get to see each other on-site. The make-up artist would do the bride and bridesmaids’ make-up in the morning, the photographer would be running around from one place to another with his assistant capturing timeless moments and the cake-maker (MEE!!) would deliver the cake in the afternoon/evening. It’s like an episode of SERENDPITY (one of my fave cheesy romantic movies) — wedding edition! So it was nice that we all got to take a photo together. You know, capture the memory
I never realized how important it is to have a solid support group of people who believe in you. Often times, usually late at night when I want to GIVE UP on my work and take the easy way out, it’s these people here that smack common sense into me and encourage me to continue on. Sometimes, that’s all you really need!
I’m so incredibly grateful that I am not alone on this journey. That’s why I want to help other people pursue their passion and join our exclusive entrepreneurs’ club. Life is too short to work somewhere you don’t like, just for the “paycheck”. Money can be earned in so many ways. All the bitterness and frustration that you harbour from hating your job will spill over to other parts of your life (namely your relationships) and it is a downward spiral from there. When you interact with other people, ask them about what they do for a living and you can truly see who is happy and who is not. I sincerely hope that you are HAPPY where you are because if you are not, it’s time to do some self-reflection and scope out other opportunities.
If you’re interested, I might have something for you