My name is Allison Song.
About four years ago, I graduated with a degree in marketing from Northeastern and completed 3 co-ops in different industries. But I didn't feel like I belonged in the corporate world. Breaking the traditional track that my peers tread, I went on a quest to find what I loved and to pursue it. It was one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I knew I would have to give up financial stability, corporate establishment, and a secure future. But the moment I realized I loved weddings and flowers more than those things, I knew I would have to go all in. It wasn't an easy process, but I was lucky enough to have been given opportunities to intern for and collaborate with some of the most amazing wedding creatives in Atlanta. I have learned a lot over the past four years and have even had to go back to corporate jobs to sustain myself, but I am as sure as I was back then that I have realized my calling.
There is something about making beautiful things for others and seeing them enjoy it. It is a feeling mixed with excitement, fulfillment, and encouragement. I have had the privilege of working on various weddings, photo shoots, and events, and that feeling never, ever gets old. It is one of those things I live for.
Of course, I would have never reached this point if it weren't for the support of my family and friends. Instead of being criticized for not choosing the safe route in life, I was championed by my loved ones to go after my dreams. Ever after all these years, they still hear me daydream about new ideas and they are constantly supportive. I am beyond grateful for such a blessing.
My hope is to continue to pursue the things I love, even if they change forms over the years. I want to be able to encourage others to do the same, not because it's easy or glamorous, but because it is who they are created to be.
To end, one of my favorite quotes:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt