I decided to start a series of dinner parties with friends to sit down and really discuss all that is Smile On Me. The goal was for them to be nights where I can answer all questions and share what's been on my heart for about 12 years. Our first dinner party was held at the lovely Farm on Adderley in the backyard garden. I ordered the burger and fries but quickly regretted it when I saw the lovely waitress bring out my friend Alanna's order of fresh scallops!
We started that conversation with discussing jobs, the economy, heritage and so forth and we jumped right in. I shared my dream and they were so encouraging and gave so many great suggestions and insight. My friend Ashley Jones, who is a very talented musician, shared her experience with trying to step out in the music world and gave me some advice about pushing forward even through adversity. Vanessa was quick to offer me a spot in a magazine she's contributing to which was amazing.
Thank you to everyone for coming to the very first Smile On Me: Wake Up Dinner Party, you helped me to push forward and continue to plan to make change and I will be forever grateful.
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