Monday, April 28, 2014
Happy 14 Year Anniversary
I cannot believe that I forgot my 14th year anniversary for Dejanae Events! I guess having to direct a wedding this past weekend will do that to you. Well yes, on Friday, April 25 (if my memory serves me correctly) I celebrate 14 years of being an entrepreneur and a wedding and event planner!!!
I have endured a lot of negativity: "fellow planners" discrediting my work or thinking they are better than me; "industry friends" speaking to me via social media but ignoring me when in person; "venue managers" canceling my invitation to planner events; and even being told I am not one of the 'top planners in Chicago'...but you know what...I SMILE. I smile and stand tall because not too many people can say they have a team of loving individuals who want to see their successes; vendors who love working with them and refer their clients to who they call 'the best'; or the privilege of doing what they love full-time. WELL I DO! And I don't say they to brag...I say it with a FULL heart of encouragement to those wanting the same.
I could NEVER take all the credit for this 14 year journey. NOPE. I share this achievement with those who thought I'd never make it. I toast to you, send love your way and a big HUGE thank you!!!
Until next time...WEDolgize!