Hey beautiful people,
I am fully aware it has been an extra long amount of time since my first blog post, but I underestimated how long these things take. Sass has been super busy, my time has been spread thin with daily tasks, orders and summer prep. Also, if I am honest, I admittedly wasn’t sure about what to write about next.
One thing I have been thinking a lot about recently is how personal I should go with my business. Do people want to know more about me and my everyday life? Or do people think sometimes that is just too much information and some things shouldn’t be discussed on social media, especially on a business platform. One thing that I do know is when I follow a business journey, a blogger or a public figure, knowing some behind the scenes info can be nice, a way help you relate to that person, and lets face it, we are all only human at the end of the day.
My Fam <3
So, I am taking the plunge here and putting myself out there, I am going to explain one of the truest and most honest reasons that led me into taking Sass & Halo to the next level. On September 11th 2016, my daddy suffered a heart attack and died suddenly. The world that my family and I had known was over and our life was imminently different. I don’t need to talk about how terribly heartbreaking it was because it goes without saying. But aside from the grief something inside me changed. I lost the sense of fear that I had before, looking back I suppose I thought the worst had already happened. Suddenly the idea of putting myself out there and just going for it wasn’t so scary anymore (although still pretty terrifying). Three months later, I made the decision to take Sass & Halo full time. In hindsight, I am honestly not certain what I was afraid of. People are always going to talk, both positively and negatively, I still struggle with that aspect, but there isn’t anything you or I can do about that so you just gotta keep swimming!
I rarely talk about this and my family and friends will be a testament to that, but that is just how I deal with things. Every day I am thankful for my daddy and I am eternally grateful to him for giving me strength. Personally, I don’t know where I would be without Sass & Halo as it has helped me cope & adapt to a life with a huge piece missing. I wish more than anything I could show him what I was doing because I know he would think it was amazing/hilarious haha.
The reason I wanted to write this blog post is because I feel like a part of Sass & Halo is owed to him, because he gave me the push I needed to just go for it. I managed to turn a really crappy thing into something that I think is pretty cool. Hopefully you will all think so too.
Today he would be celebrating his 64th birthday so I thought it would be the right time to share this story.
Happy Birthday Pops x