Catena Creations celebrating 11 years

It’s always fun to stop on this day, Aug. 22, and reflect on what’s happened since I decided on Aug. 22, 2008, to start my own business and work from my home. Celebrating my 11-year anniversary seemed SO far away that day. But here I am, awkwardly typing while keeping two broken fingers safe, ready to mark another year finished and start a new year full of promises.

The biggest accomplishment for Catena Creations was relocating from Olde Towne Bellevue to the Omaha Regency neighborhood. I enjoy being established in a vibrant area for business, and am building new connections to other entrepreneus and professionals. My dog Juno and I get to walk nearly every day around Regency Lake, enjoying the flat walking trails, the geese and ducks with their babies, and the beautiful views.

I’m also enjoying the preparations for my son’s wedding in October. I got to design the invitations for my future daughter-in-law’s bridal shower, as well as the invitations for the rehearsal dinner. I am taking photos at pre-wedding events. But as the MOG (mother of the groom), I won’t be able to take photos at the wedding — a professional wedding photographer will be doing the job.

Of course, that won’t stop me from getting out my phone and snapping away! That’s why I bought a purse to go with my dress that’s just big enough to hold my phone and the tissues I’m sure I’ll need during the ceremony.

During the past year, I gave 10th anniversary insulated cups to the many friends and clients who have supported me in this venture. It was so fun to thank so many people for their support and help!

I continue to appreciate everyone’s contributions that have helped make this business a success. Thank you for giving me another reason to celebrate!

Noting 9 years of Catena Creations, 20 years of web design

Today, on Aug. 21, 2017, I’m watching the eclipse. I’m also celebrating the ninth anniversary of starting Catena Creations. Here’s how I got started. My thanks and appreciation to everyone to has supported me and my business during the past nine years.

At the end of June 2017, I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my decision to add website design to my portfolio of skills. This life-changing decision had made such a huge impact on my career and my creativity.

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Catena Creations anniversary: Two wonderful years

Thanks to author Anne Rice on Facebook, I found a great quote in a great column by Gail Collins of The New York Times. Her column is about the 90-year anniversary this month of women getting the right to vote.

She points out in the column that behind the suffrage celebration was “a 70-year slog” of people taking risks, rallying support, changing minds. And getting the last final vote from a 24-year-old Representative who decided that he had to obey his mama and change his vote. (Really.)

As I write this blog entry today, Aug. 21, I celebrate the second anniversary of the day I decided to start my own business. Because of that, I especially appreciate this wonderful quote from Ms. Collins’ column:

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