One year. I can't believe one year has passed since I took a leap of faith and went part-time at my PR job to pursue the fashion industry and start AVE Styles. AHHH!
What a year it has been?!! I am SOOO proud of myself!!! It sure has been scary - worried I would fail, that I wouldn't be good at styling, etc. But since my leap of faith, I really can see now how God has placed such amazing people in my life to help this dream come to fruition. Through family, friends and industry relationships, I've been able to really grow, create beautiful styled shoots, style individuals and, honestly, come completely alive.
It hasn't been easy at ALL, and I've worked mostly for free up until this point. (Yep, free. You just have to pay your dues in this industry). I worked three jobs most of this past year - sacrificing time with friends and family. I'm now down to two jobs that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. Working with Promise and working on AVE Styles.
I'm not really sure what's next for me. Just jumpin' on as many opportunities to network and create as I can. haha.
I love sharing my journey with you guys. Thank you for your support! And...If you have a moment, my birthday wish is for every person that reads this to tell one person about AVE Styles.