Life is Complicated

Life is complicated and needless to say, I have a full plate. So full, in fact, I recently upgraded it to a cafeteria tray so everything would fit without flopping over the sides. I am a full time business owner working 60 hours a week, a full time college student plugging away 12 credits each semester, a part time event stylist, a mother of three kiddos under age 9, in the middle of a home purchase, and an awesome sidekick and girlfriend. Now before I get an ulcer or chronic heartburn or wind up needing bucket loads of Prozac AND Xanax mixed into my lattes, I've made the extremely difficult and emotional decision to close Green Apple Design.

The fact is, I'm damn good at what I do. I'm a strong type A, I'm OCD organized, I'm delightful, I listen and care about YOU, and I tote more creativity in my head than a craft store on steroids. I just don't like being yelled at by irrational people who (albeit sometimes only temporarily) think the world revolves around them. I don't like being yelled at for things that are beyond my control. I don't like people who lack the ability to show compassion and understanding for emergency situations. I don't like dealing with people who lack communication skills, integrity, and honesty. I don't like being responsible for everything that could potentially go wrong on someone else's big day (not that I've experienced this, but the thought is always looming). I don't like giving up my weekends between 60 hour work weeks to work and I certainly don't like the additional stress. I simply wasn't cut out for the event world. My children, BF, and grades thank me for making this decision.

I'm sure by now, some of you reading this are concerned for your previously scheduled events. I fully intend to finish what I've already started. Those events already on my calendar will remain on my calendar. Come rain or shine, I will be there ~ happy, eager, and willing to make every second of your beautiful day an event to remember and build a future upon. I honestly love what I do, but I've decided that my health, my family, and my grades need to start coming first. It is with sadness and slight hesitation that I announce my last event will be held on October 29, 2011 and Green Apple Design will close its doors on November 1st.

I'd like to thank all my fans, cheerleaders, assistants, vendors, associates, and the Academy for all the understanding, love, and support you've been so gracious to show me. It may have been a brief love affair, but it is better to have loved and closed than to have missed experiences and friendships that would have otherwise never been. Sparkle and shine, friends.

To those of you solely concerned for your sweet tooth, cupcakes will NEVER go away. In fact, they've only just begun. Stay tuned for sweet news!