I was not, however, a girly little girl. I was as messy as they come, and pretty much always smeared with dirt, grass stains, sweat (it WAS Louisiana, after all), blood from a skinned knee or elbow, or who knows what else! To get me into a dress was a huge feat! I played in the gardens, and learned by doing. I learned what plants were what, how to put things in dirt, how to water things to make them happy, what were weeds, what were baby seedlings... I just followed daddy around and soaked up his knowledge. I played in the sun, the rain, the fog... whatever nature decided to give me. My hands were always dirty, and my mind was always wandering.
After Art school, I went to CU Boulder for Linguistics. I thought I might want to teach. Turns out, I had no patience for children. I went out after college to get a 'real job'. I thought for sure I should be a high-powered, suit-wearing business woman. I was in sales, managed restaurants, I was in customer service for many years and managed large teams in call-centers, did interior design, helped open restaurants and bars, build wine lists, I sold mortgages, knives, security systems, carpet, cars, furniture, and pretty much anything that seemed like it'd make money. I was good at all of those things, and when I quit each position, my bosses were surprised. I was just not happy! Not fulfilled. I moved on to the next venture, SURE that it would be right for me.
I get to come to work, dig in the dirt, and play with flowers and plants all day. I adore what I do, and my passion comes through in my business. We have grown extremely fast, and my team is very good at putting up with all of the changes that Bella Calla goes through as we grow! We've gone from 16 weddings in 2012 to 125 this year in 2013! Our clients love us, and we love working for them! This blog will let you keep up with what we're doing, see photos of our creations and our weddings, give you really good info about plants and flowers, design ideas, and lots of info about how to improve life with growing things! We hope you come back soon! I adore what I do, and my passion comes through in my business. We have grown extremely fast, and my team is very good at putting up with all of the changes that Bella Calla goes through as we grow!
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