As I sit down and make this attempt at sharing my story and who I am with you, I will be honest, I am really not even sure where to start. When you really think about it, how do you share a lifetime of events in a single story anyway? Do we really all have the time (or let’s be honest, the attention span) to really sit and share a story that long? If not, should I only share the highlights or the personal small details that are probably the real reason for anything? Should I have a PR agency read it first to ensure it’s "marketable"?
What do I want to do when I grow up…? I have that answer. I want to print wallpaper!
As you can tell I am one that has a lot of questions. I have always been this way. I need to know how’s and what’s and when’s, will there be time to get ready, are we going to have snack breaks, why are we doing this? All questions that I need answers to in order to feel complete and comfortable with my day. It’s probably this quality in me that told me to choose Entrepreneurship as my major when attending The University of North Texas. Yes I lived at home with my amazing mother, mentor, and now business partner until my early twenties but the point is I didn’t know what I wanted to do or who I wanted to work for so I got a Bachelor’s Degree on how to start and build a business of my own.
Upon successfully graduating from college (debt-free through a short retail career and penny pinching the poor gentleman at the bookstore every semester) I can say that I had one more answer than I did after high school. I knew one thing for sure. I did NOT want to own my own business! These people are crazy. The risk, problems, city and state codes to follow, departments to build, and not ever knowing the answer to what’s next … nope. Not for me. I took my work experience and fancy college degree and set out on my next quest. I was now dating my high school crush and he was stationed in Europe so I did what any responsible girl with all the answers would do, I went to Germany to live with him for a few months before he was scheduled to return to the states. What I now look back and remember as the best times of my life we traveled everywhere. On a very lavish military budget, we took a train every weekend to somewhere new. I had a new answer in my life quest! I LOVE to travel, probably even the same or more that I loved this boy!
In the years to follow, a lot has happened, and way too fast. I joined a family business, moved into my first apartment, continued being an awesome puppy mom, said yes to a marriage proposal, moved into my second apartment, bought my first car (!), got married, bought and moved into our first home (!), got pregnant, moved into our second home, had the world’s sweetest baby girl, lived my best life as a girl mom, got pregnant again and had the coolest little dude ever, and lived my best life as a boy mom! OMG, it all happened overnight and there were plenty of ups and downs, so do not take it as perfect by any means, but it was most definitely my own little fairy tale! I now had SO many answers. Traveling and seeing the world should be a part of everybody’s life; apartments are very small and impersonal; homes are way too expensive to decorate; it is hard to find cute boy stuff! Furthermore, online shopping and social media are the future for sure, and one size most definitely does not fit all! Everybody has a different story; I LOVE hearing others' stories; accent walls are everything ;husbands do not like Pinterest even though it is built on DIY but love home improvement stores (weird).
On the professional side of things, remember that family business I told you about? We were getting into the large format printing business. Come to find out my family was pretty good at building an awesome business with the coolest culture. I was fortunate to be able to move from receptionist to sales, sales manager, and now business owner and CEO. And get this people … I love building a team and helping others grow and find themselves. Our large format printing business is in the vehicle wrap industry and although I was fueled with the passion of people, cars just are not the thing keeping me up at night. Not like thinking about how to redo my dining room anyway. I’m guessing by now you can guess where this is going.
I am all about love, I am all about embracing yourself, and I am all about the confidence of a successful shopping experience!
I am so honored and proud to share with you that a lifetime of emotions, stories, and experiences have led me to the answer to the longest question I have ever had. That question has always been “What do I want to do when I grow up?” Well, as I approach my mid-thirties, I finally have that answer. I want to print wallpaper! I want to build a team that allows people to transform their homes, and bring tiny apartments to life! I want to make all nurseries perfect memories and open up dining rooms across the world. I want to bring Paris into home offices and add a splash of color in every bathroom that needs the perfect touch. Dizzy with Excitement is a collection of wallpapers that will allow the home DIY’er to bring any vision to life. DW/E (Dizzy W/ Excitement) is proud to offer the most advanced technology in wallpaper printers and designs from cultures all over the world. We want DW/E to be easy, lovable, and most of all offer a luxury level product and service to those that may or may not be on a military budget. I am all about love, I am all about embracing yourself, and I am all about the confidence of a successful shopping experience! I hope you find the perfect wallpaper for your walls at DW/E and if there is anything I can do to help, I am a real person with a real passion and am always here for you personally.
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