I've got celebrations on my mind lately. I have a lot to be happy about, my husband has taken a new job which is moving us to Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm planning the boys birthday parties which always gets me excited. And well, when I was in Charlotte my friend and I bought lemonade from a little girl and boy named Ava and Wilder. Their Dad has given me an opportunity of a lifetime. I'm talking like, things like this just don't happen. Call it fate, or whatever, but I somehow was suppose to meet this random man with his kids and then I would have to decide if I was confident enough to say yes to this remarkable opportunity.
Fear, it's a crazy thing, but as this Dad, Zack, said to me, "Fuck failure or being scared. I failed many times in my career and I still fail. But the reason I'm not a failure is I never stop." So, everyday I'm going to appreciate this crazy opportunity, and start saying what my friend said to me, "You got this. Jump in!!"
So, in honor of so many fun and exciting things going on in my life, let's celebrate. I want to introduce you to Jihan Zencirli. She is the woman behind Geronimo Balloons. You might not know of her, but you probably know of something she started as a trend though, a large 3' balloon with a long string of garland attached. You know what I'm talking about. Well that turned into something remarkable. This isn't just your run to the grocery store grab a balloon, think balloon installations on sides of buildings.
Whitt, my littlest son is obsessed with balloons. So much so, that for his 4th birthday my very good friend sent him balloons and helium so he could have balloons any time. He was a hot air balloon for Halloween when he was 3 years old. I would love to see his face see one of these balloon installations. Art takes many forms. I do not think it has to be necessarily a painting, or a sculpture. It can be meticulously planned out balloons for the New York Ballet in Lincoln Center or balloons over a 15 foot table, or balloons wrapping around a building.
Thanks for reading! Now go pop some champagne, you've got something to celebrate I'm sure. Time to look at things as cup runneth over.