Happy New Year to all of you! It seems as though 2012 has come like a thief in the night and I can’t believe it is almost the middle of January. This year marks the 5 year anniversary of Lepenn Designs! I’d like to take the time to give a very humble THANK YOU to all of those that have believed in me and in this company. The saying that it “takes a village” definitely holds true. It was the support of my family, friends and sorority sisters that allowed me (and my husband/business partner) to get this business off the ground by taking a chance on someone new. There is no way I could have done it without having loved ones in my corner.
Running a business is no easy task. It may look pretty on the outside, but in the inside lays a lot of long hours, sleepless nights, stressful situations and emergency paper outages and printer failures (had to throw that in there!) BUT, the good definitely outweighs the bad. It brings me such joy to receive emails, texts, calls and letters from clients who are so excited and appreciative of what I have designed for them. It’s so satisfying to know that the passion and energy I put into all of our work doesn’t go unnoticed. Yes, there have been times when I’ve had to hold back the tears and fight against giving up, but with much prayer, perseverance and dedication i’ve been able to get through any obstacle that may stand in the way.
This business has come a looooong way since 2007, but this is only the beginning! There are so many visions, wishes and dreams that I need to bring to reality. I can’t wait to expand in a way that allows my true passion for designing and creating to really shine! There’s no time to rest, it’s time to make it happen!
I’M GRATEFUL for an extremely supportive husband, a precious little “assistant” (my 18 month old son), loving family, devoted friends, dependable vendors and my wonderful clients! I’M GRATEFUL for God putting me in a position to use the talents that he gave me. I’M GRATEFUL for doing what I love for a living and being my own boss (well not exactly…my son seems to think he runs the show!). I’M GRATEFUL for life and good health. I’M GRATEFUL for you reading this message…..
Cheers to an AMAZING 2012!