2019 had so many highlights I don't know where to begin!
In January, I attended FLOAT, a balloon convention in St. Louis, where I competed in a multi day balloon designer competition. After the scores were in, I ended up winning designer of the year! That's the very short version of the story but it to say the least, it rerouted a bit of my life.
Since then I've had teaching opportunities and offers around the country, I grew in confidence as a decorator, and my business continued to grow!
In two weeks, I'll be returning to Float once again, but this time to teach! This convention has been such a valuable learning opportunity in my balloon career! I attended in 2017 and it was one of my very first times taking classes and meeting other balloon professionals. It was a little overwhelming but it helped me launch my business right away and was one of the best investments I've made. Last year I returned to compete and this year I'll be returning to teach.
I can't wait to teach and share all of the insane photos from the convention! So many talented people attend it's difficult to explain what really goes on, so check back in February to see for yourself.