Thursday, June 12, 2008

I am Savvy Auntie.


Dear Readers,

One year ago today, I woke up an entrepreneur.

Today, I woke up with a list of things to do before I launch that is the size of New Jersey.

The year has been full of ups. Very few downs. And lots of hope, gratitude and wonder.

It's not that I haven't been working like crazy. Ask my friends, they'll tell you. I've spent nights and weekends at my desk. Plus, I am also consulting to pay the rent. I do find time for the important things, like spending dad's big birthday with him. Or dating. Or seeing friends walk down the aisle and celebrating their special birthdays. And of course, I find time to spend with my nephew and nieces because nothing could be more inspiring to me. However, mostly, it's been a lot of work. A lot of hard decisions. A lot of challenging things to learn. And a lot of wondering how I would get through it all.

And I couldn't be happier.

I love my job. I love that Aunties write in to thank me for doing this. I love that some of the biggest brands in the world are considering sponsoring the site. I love that I have over two dozen Experts writing for Savvy Auntie - and thanking ME for the opportunity! I love that I have met hundreds (hundreds!) of people through Twitter and Facebook who are so incredibly supportive that I am overwhelmed. I
love that my own Auntie is more proud of me than I could imagine. I love that every day a new wonderful surprise pops up without fail. I love that this blog has become a helpful tool to scores of entrepreneurs (or entrepreneurs-to-be) who are inspired by it. I love that when I walk into a room, people walk up to me and say: "You're Savvy Auntie!"

I love that I started this business. I am proud. I am honored.

One year ago today, I woke up an entrepreneur. Today, I woke up the Auntrepreneur behind Savvy Auntie. Today, I woke up "me." What's not to love about that?

XOXO,
Auntie Melanie


7 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!!

    All this hard work...it's worth it. Even on the days when you want to run screaming from the building into traffic. I promise!

    Go get em Auntie!

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  2. Congratulations! It's been so fun reading about your journey :-) Know that you have so much support and people backing (and willing to write for you!) at every turn because you give so much to others. You're a great example of building a successful community and nurturing relationships - thank you!

    I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

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  3. That's excellent! Happy anniversary. Wishing you many, many more.

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  4. Thanks so much for your support! This is a very special day for me. Thanks for celebrating with me!

    Cheers! -Melanie

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  5. This is a wonderful post! Glad I am newly getting to know you! (ps, it's @ktjames).

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  6. From one aunt to another, and also a Mumma with aunts who are fantastic to her kids: You rock! Aunts deserve to be recognised for the unconditional love they give to little ones. Aunts add so much to a child's life. They are someone who a child can turn to when Mum and Dad suck; they can give them attention their parents enough; they can spoil them and do fun stuff. I love Aunties and it's about time they were appreciated.
    I wish you all the best!

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  7. Happy Anniversary, Savvy Auntie! May you go from strength to strength...

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