I am super excited to tell you that I have been shortlisted, as one of 12 businesses, for a SICAP Enterprise Award. Eeeek! Yes me!!
Twelve businesses in total have been shortlisted and the judging and awards take place on Monday 17th October at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.
To say I am excited is an understatement. Proud, humbled, chuffed to chuffing bits and all the rest!! This means so much – just being nominated!
On the 1st of January 2008 I sat in my apartment in Manhattan and typed my first ever blog post. I had a dream. That dream was simple enough, to come back to Roscommon to my cottage and earn a living making, creating and running workshops. A lot of people thought I was mad, giving up my IT Training job in one of the top US law firms but I trusted my gut and followed my heart and my passion. Eight years later here I am being shortlisted for an award for a business that I am beyond passionate about. (Ok, yes I’m doing a bit of a Gwyneth Paltro here!!)
I’m so glad I stuck at it and I have just as much passion, in fact probably even more, today for what I do.
The awards will be open to the public from 4.15pm-5.45pm so please do come and show your support, not just for me but the other nominees listed below.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Roscommon Leader Partnership for including me in the nominations and wish all the other nominees the very best of luck. We are all winners!