Sunday, March 13, 2011

I finally did it :)

Today, I did my second Bridal Faire.

The first one I was so nervous and I really didn't know what to expect or what I had gotten myself into.  But, I think I did well...anyway.

But this time.

I fine tuned myself.  I took the advise of people that had come to my booth and of other vendors of what is needed in our community...and what I can do to get that niche.

I worked very hard researching ideas, figuring out what was good for me, what I was good at and how to show potential clients why I would be good for them.

Today was success!

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Abraham Lincoln
Today....I got many compliments from other vendors and received many promises of business.

And to think.............just the other night I got a call from a drunken brother.  Telling me how worthless I am but still his sister.  I would go's sad.

How an entire family can come up with a million excuses to NOT see the elephant in the room.
By Terry Kettering
There’s an elephant in the room.
It is large and squatting,
so it is hard to get around it.
Yet we squeeze by with,
“How are you?” and, “I’m fine,”
and a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.
We talk about the weather;
we talk about work;
we talk about everything else—
except the elephant in the room.
There’s an elephant in the room.
We all know it is there.
We are thinking about the elephant
as we talk together.
It is constantly on our minds.
For, you see, it is a very big elephant.
It has hurt us all, but we do not talk about
the elephant in the room.
Oh, please, say her name.
Oh, please, say “Barbara” again.
Oh, please, let’s talk about
the elephant in the room.
For if we talk about her death,
perhaps we can talk about her life.
Can I say, “Barbara” to you
and not have you look away?
For if I cannot,
then you are leaving me alone
in a room—with an elephant.
Have you been in a situation that you would like to share below, please do.
Taken from

Yes, we all have them.  Some are big and some are small.

My family has a huge one...and instead of dealing with it.....the person that pointed it out was shunned and called names.

But.............regardless of it.  And the names and threats I heard the other night.  I did good.  I am proud of me.  I did all of this myself.  With the support of people that love me and people that respect me.  And people that know....I talk about the elephant in the room.

It's how to get the elephant to leave  :)

Today...I am Proud from


[proud] Show IPA adjective, -er, -est, adverb
feeling pleasure or satisfaction over something regarded as highly honorable or creditable to oneself (often followed by of,  an infinitive, or a clause).
having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, or superiority.
having or showing self-respect or self-esteem.
highly gratifying to the feelings or self-esteem: It was a proud day for him when his son entered college.
highly honorable or creditable: a proud achievement.
stately, majestic, or magnificent: proud cities.
of lofty dignity or distinction: a proud name; proud nobles.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. pleased; happy: I'm proud to meet you.
full of vigor and spirit: a proud young stallion.
Obsolete . brave. 

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