To Holly, my loving, handsome, "wife raft"". Thank you for your constant encouragement, your fervent belief in my success, and your ability to always see a way through. I am the luckiest wife in the entire world to love you and be married to you. I can't wait to see what the rest of our adventure holds, my NFM. ILYSB :)
To my parents for raising me with integrity and optimism. For holding me when I cried and championing my successes. For encouraging me to grow and to explore. You'll never know how grateful I am.
To my best friend Casie. For your sisterhood. For your unwavering love. For knowing who I am even when I've often forgotten. For the gossip and the tears of joy. For the trips and the cuddles and the just right words at the just right moments. For all the big moments, but especially for all the small moments in between.
For my fellow entrepreneurs that I'm lucky enough to call my friends. To Emilie and to Molli, to Gabby and Rachael. Thank you for showing me it can be done and laughing alongside me when it sucks. For reflecting back joy, empathy, and compassion. You are an exceptional group of human beings.
To Steph, who despite any evidence to the contrary, believes deeply in a just and equitable future where diversity is celebrated. Who weaves their way through this world, steeped in poetry, leading us on a radical path of self-acceptance and learning. I'm so grateful to be graced by your friendship and your teachings. Thank you.
To Emilie. The way you see me in the photos you take and the way you see my magic IRL/ entrepreneurship has transformed the way I see myself. Thank you for the photographs, the voice messages, the love. Thank you x a million my lil star seed.
To my coaches and mentors: Rachel, Sara, Nat, and Jen. I have always lived by the quote “it is wonderful to be loved, but it is profound to be understood.” A deep heartfelt to each and every one of you for making each brilliant and flawed piece of me feel seen, heard, and understood. I could spend paragraphs talking about each of you and your majestic gifts. My business, and my life, is 129348449885498x better for having known and worked with each and every one of you. Curious about working with these humans?
Good Business Coaching with Rachel and Sara
Spill Your Guts Ethical Copywriting with Nat
1:1 Passive Income Mentorship with Jen
To my clients past present and future (all 47+ of you): Thank you. Thank you for teaching me and for allowing me to support you. For making room in your life for voice messages and messy drawing pad sketches. For holding possibility and communicating honestly. I am the designer I am today because of all of you. It’s been such a joy to co-create alongside you and bring each of your unique visions and brands to life.
And to all those who are not mentioned here. Thank you for taking the time to truly see me. Please know that you have helped me discover pieces of myself along this journey. Pieces that I'm slowly discovering how to love.
TLDR; I'm the luckiest.