Oh boy, what an amazing year it has been! 2019 is definitely a year for me to remember because it is the year where I:
-went from 50 to 1600 people signing up for my newsletter, -got my fantastic atelier and office in the beautiful Speeltoren van Edam, an ancient church built in 1310, now the home base of The Dressmakers Academy, -I quit my part-time corporate job to focus 100% on my Academy and be more at home to take care of my family, -I invested in myself by joining Sigrun in her group coaching and online mastermind program for female entrepreneurs, - I went on a hike with the Masai in Kenia to reflect, pause and leave behind what didn't serve me anymore. -Also, for the first time ever, I went back to my birth Island Curacao with my husband and son, to finally show them my roots and my family history. -I created 2 online courses, learned how to launch them online and how to teach students online on how to make a French Couture jacket and a Couture lace skirt. - I organized two couture retreat weeks that were a great success and will be the foundation for next year's retreats -I did webinars for the first time in my life and found out I like doing them and am good at it even if it is way out of my comfort zones :), I started sewing classes in my atelier in April and they are fully booked, -I just started a naai-inloopspreekuur (sewing consultancy) once a week and people are already visiting me just by word of mouth and one local add, -I started to help couturier Leon Leon with sewing his haute couture, for me a great source to keep me sharp and humble and to continue to learn and grow, -I also learned to ask for help in times of need and got it from heartwarming places, that I will ever be grateful for.
So, this has been an incredible year for me and an amazing start for my Dressmakers Academy. So much to be grateful for and so much I have learned over the past year! 2020 will be amazing, full of new plans and wild ideas!
Today I read in my coaching group that, between this moment and your dreams, is only logistics. BRING IT ON! ❤️💖❤️