About me, the pandemic version
Pre-Covid, I had this bio that shared some fun past experiences, and the how's and why's of my time in the wedding industry. But pandemic life, the implosion of my industry, that feels like a good time to reevaluate. Let's talk about how it is now, in the midst of this locked down, crazy world we find ourselves living in.
I have been a small business owner for 20 years. I have been in the wedding industry for 10. I have lots of fun stories of my time working on the alternative side of a very traditional industry. and I enjoyed every experience (well. Almost every experience). But now that I have to carve out a way to make a living in this new world where events don't actually exist, I find myself drawn to the death industry. It fascinates me, learning about how different societies honor and say goodbye to their dead, and I am thoroughly hooked on the alternative side of yet another very traditional indsutry. I will still be here planning weddings in some capacity as the world tries to regain footing, but I am intrigued at the idea of using my event planning super powers in new ways. I am most definitely still that voice in these traditional industries reminding vendors to stop assuming everyone is straight, cis, and shares similar life experiences. I will forever celebrate your individuality.
This past year has brought out a whole new side of me. These days I am all about a cathartic, full moon release ritual, I carry tarot cards in my purse, and I mediate at my ever-evolving altar whenever I need to find peace. Every night I am determined to wake up and start running again, but every morning I can't find the motivation and the most I can muster is a long evening walk through my neighborhood trails. I escape to the coast to charge my soul as often as possible, and I feel free and full when wandering a tree covered trail near some form of water. I am a PNW native, a pisces (though I tend to vibe more with my Sag moon), and a complete book nerd. I have gotten a few more tattoos, and I still can't decide what color my hair should be.
I miss people, I miss hugs, I miss new faces.
Drop me a line, and say hi.