I want to give a heartfelt “thank you!” to those of you who clicked the “follow!” button and have subscribed to my feed.
Over the past 6 months I’ve been searching my heart, mind, and soul about the next steps I should take with my business and career. I wasn’t sure of my niche or the business’s 10, 5, and even 3 year goals. I wasn’t even sure about the name, and whether or not it represented the vision I have as a designer.
It took much thought, prayer, and meditation…I’ve finally come to a decision about the future of VieDesign. This chapter is closed, and a new one is in the works:
The heart of the business is very much the same, yet, there is more clarity and focus on who the company is, and how and why I help people plan great events.
Here’s a little preview of our manifesto:
“Here at Ivey Jones, we hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions. Our business practices are founded on integrity, sustainability, and creativity. Everything we do supports our clients, their well-being, and the community at-large. We invest in making our community a better place for creativity by letting others be who they are!”
Leaving old ideas and habits behind while forging ahead into new territory is not the easiest thing to do. I was attached to the name “VieDesign” as it was the first business I’d owned for three years.
But the name didn’t work.
Ivey Jones Designs represents the passion I have for all things Southern, authentic, and design. It’s rooted in my family history (my father’s name and my grandmother’s maiden name); it’s a play on my own name; it’s personalized, and gives context to real human connection.
It’s not stuffy, and it doesn’t resemble a mega-super-corporate company that’s more concerned about money than meeting their clients’ needs. [Or maybe I’m projecting my old attitude and worldview]
I couldn’t say VieDesign with confidence, because VieDesign didn’t properly reflect the vision of my work. From how I wanted to run my business, to the kind of people I wanted to serve, to the vendors I wanted to collaborate with…it was time to let it go.
VieDesign will always be a part of my journey. And I’m okay with it not being my destination. I’m ready to put my faith and works where my mouth is, and be of service to those who need me.
Thanks for every encouraging word, shared link, and decision to press “Follow.”
I am very grateful for the support you’ve given thus far.
Looking forward to the newness,