We had the good fortune of connecting with Becca Davidson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Becca, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is an essential component to success. If you aren’t pushing yourself to move out of a comfort zone and into a learning zone, personal and professional growth can be difficult to achieve. I truly believe that growth can be a product of discomfort, and that living a purpose-filled life involves big risks. I also recognize that we all have different life stories and realities, and so our collective risk taking will vary greatly among people. For me, I had to quit a steady job without a plan of what I was going to do next in order to get where I am today. Many people aren’t comfortable with that kind of risk, yet it was essential to my growth. Without taking calculated yet courageous risks, I would still be in an old profession that wasn’t bringing me joy.   

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
While my work spans across three mediums, it is all rooted in bringing people together. Connection is at the heart of everything I do. My mission is to create meaningful experiences of belonging that is rooted in community, nature, and artistic expression. This looks different across the three areas of my business. I aspire to bring more beauty and connection to the world whether I am creating whimsical florals for a wedding, designing an inspired space in someone’s home in order to tell a story, or baking a simple yet elegant dessert for a client’s special celebration. I like to call this a heart-centered business. I didn’t go to business school, and have had to learn a lot along the way, especially when it comes to the “business” side of my work. I got into this for the creative work, however anyone who owns a small business knows that the “creative work” is only half of the job. It’s been challenging to grow and expand my business. I’ve worked with an amazing coach who has supported both my personal and business growth, and has also helped me to realize that it’s okay to do things in my own way. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to running a business, and I’ve had to really embrace that and allow myself to settle into following my own instincts. Starting a business rooted in gathering people right before a global pandemic has also had its challenges. I’ve had to pivot a lot in the last year in order to stay afloat, and yet it has offered me the opportunity to get creative in how I run each part of the business. Thankfully, when weddings weren’t happening this year, people were wanting to invest in their homes and create beautiful and functional spaces, since they have been home so much.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, depending on the time of year I suggest getting outside! I enjoy hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing in the mountains. It’s great to visit a hot springs or two (I love Mount Princeton and Strawberry Hot Springs). Also, escape the city by going camping for a few nights, and definitely do some canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding on some mountain lakes or the Aurora Reservoir. I love taking guests from out to town to Red Rocks, either for a show, or to do yoga on the stairs. We would definitely spend some time drinking yummy cocktails on great patios or rooftops in Denver (I love Linger’s rooftop). We would also have to go eat dinner at Potager (my all time favorite Denver restaurant), and visit Union Station for drinks at the Cooper Lounge and dinner at Mercantile. Plus, can’t miss out on My Brother’s Bar for their delicious Ralphie burger. Other highlights are Sushi Sasa, Rosenbergs, Uncle, and US Thai.   

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Gosh, so many people in my life have been my supporters, but, I’d have to say my husband Shea. He has been my greatest champion and has not only supported my big dreams but has always encouraged me as I chased them.

Website: http://www.gatheranddrift.com
Instagram: @gatheranddrift

Image Credits
Gracie Marie, Robin Cain

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