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Starting A Business!?

Ok, so, where did Your Party Box come from?  Well, last year, I was asked by a girlfriend to plan a bachelorette party (whoop whoop!).  I started looking for decorations - everywhere from Party City to Target to naughty stores to the dollar store.  I couldn't find anything in one spot that I REALLY liked and ended up going to multiple places and spending more that what I would have liked to spend.  (But, totally worth it, girl - what a great night!)  And, I started thinking...what if everything I needed could just be shipped to my door, pinterest-worthy and easy to set up...and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since! 

Well, to my friends and family, they have heard me talk about all kinds of creative business ideas over the years.  I have a Business/Entrepreneurship degree  and I'm like that annoying person that always comes up with cool ideas but never has the guts to actually do it...But, I just couldn't stop thinking about my idea...COVID has given me the chance to be home with my family more and I will always and forever cherish that precious time.  It also made me realize I want to open a business, not only because it has always been a dream of mine, but I hope to inspire my children to shoot for the stars.  I hope that through this journey, I will not only be blessed with a successful business, but moreover, I hope it gives me the opportunity to spend more time with my family that I would have had otherwise and be a model to my children. 

Soooooooo, I FINALLY built up the courage to go for it!  I just quit my nursing job (like today, literally) to try to explore both my business and creative side AND am about to move our family of 5 to a more rural area by the river to make my dreams a reality! (BOTH AT THE SAME TIME - WHAT AM I THINKING!?!?)

As far as building up the guts....Well, I started by buying the domain name. A friend told me it needed to be fairly easy and to the point.  One I decided on YourPartyBox.com, I looked at the domain price...which was a lot higher that I was expecting!!!  But, I did it, spent that money, and after I spent that, I thought..."Well, this is it, I can't let that money go to waste!  I'm gonna do this thing!!"

Originally I was going to have a friend build the website, but he suggested I try to do it myself...so here we are!  Me, taking it one day at a time, learning how to build a website, find business space, create a studio design, order inventory, blog, pack up our current house of 3500 sq ft and downsize to a 1900 sq ft house AND take care of my incredible family at the same time!  AHHHHHHHH!  Again, what am I thinking!?!   

Well, in fairness, my incredible husband, who is totally and completely supportive of me in every way has been taking care of the kids while I try to get this business up and running.  I can't believe that I have been so blessed in my life!  I can't wait to see where this journey takes me!

XOXOXO Patti