This was written by Endever’s co-owner, Lynn Galloway as we are now just one week away from our first book release.
It’s just like planning a wedding. A grand affair in which you invite, all of your friends, family, weird third cousins twice removed, and the cat lady that only gives you the evil eye through her curtains as you drive past her house. Oh, and the tween that bags your groceries.
First, the proposal happens in which you agree to make this life-long commitment and you could not be more ecstatic…until decisions in regards to the event, the needs, and finances comes into play. Things get a little sticky and less glamorous, but they need to happen in order to move forward and compromises are made.
Alright, so a date has been set!! You rejoice over the fact of having a day to look forward to, a day to share with others and have them “mark their calendar” to make sure they don’t miss it.
But now you have a deadline in which to get everything done. No big deal right? You’ve got 6, 8, 12 months to plan this momentous occasion. That’s plenty of time.
A few months in, you find your designer and the beauty that will dress your book is more than your dreams could ever create. It is beautiful, eye-catching, and leaves you speechless. Sigh. It is a feeling of completeness that you want to share with the world in that moment, but you know you have to wait. This is not something to be revealed right away. But you talk about it, you brag about it, and leave others anticipating the reveal of your book cover. That’s one of the things everyone looks forward to.
The clock is ticking and you have the majority of your larger items finished, or at least started the process of getting near completion. You are feeling great, like you have everything handled until your soon-to-be mother-in-law calls and asks if you’ve decided on center pieces, invitation designs, wedding party gifts, seating chart, party favors, menus items, time frames, order of the ceremony, the rehearsal dinner, transportation, hotel blocks for out of town guests, and the list goes on and on.
The moment of freaking out happens when you realize that planning a wedding is way more complicated than even Steve Martin made it out to be and you now have a jumble of tiny things to think about, work on, and finish before your approaching day!
How do people survive to their wedding with all of this pressure and a seemingly endless list of things to accomplish?
The answer is simple:
Because it will get done somehow, someway, and when your day arrives, it will be the best day of your life.
With a gigantic release of the breath you’ve been holding for the last several months, you see how everything has come together to create a glamorous and freeing event. The moment that all of your hard work has been aiming for.
Your wedding guests may never know the turmoil you went through to get to and have your perfect day, but they see it in all its glory, smiles on their faces with pure happiness for you. But no one has a more beaming smile than you and your joy radiates for all to see. You’ve made it and it is officially a dream come true.