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

Hi Sara, how do you think about risk?
I think taking a risk in life in general is an everyday adventure. There is so many things that change in the world daily and taking the risk on accepting the challenge, meeting new people and being the best version of you is a risk. Im a firm believer in taking a risk, trying something new and getting out side of my comfort zone is important in life and my career. I always have to learn something new, change my thought process on ideas and take criticism. You don’t always have to jump off the mountain but if you don’t take the risk you’ll never find out if you will soar.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Getting to where I am today has been a long process. I have worked many jobs in order to start my business. I worked as a Robotic instructor in a local high school, coached soccer and ran the school activities. I was all over the place. Once I left my work day I would come home and work on my website, emails, marketing and in the end of the week designing flowers. As time went on I was doing pretty good, I was getting my name out there, constantly working and building my brand. Finally, I was tired. I decided it was time to jump and I left the school, my business is where I wanted to be and I had to go for it. This is why taking a risk is so important to me, if I didn’t succeed I knew I could always go back to the school, waitressing, a desk job. I don’t want any regret and I know this was the right decision and I have worked so hard for it.  Now I’m on my 15th year of business, Im constantly busy in a good way.  Between weddings, events, emails and cleaning the studio.  There is always something to do.

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?
I would want to show them a lot, Im a native so there are so many things to see and do in Colorado. I would head south to Castle Rock and stop at Honnibrook meadery then off to Salida. I like the small town charm, restaurants, art and stores. From there we would make the trek to Glenwood Springs.  Iron Mt Hot Springs is newer in town, visit the best bar, Doc Hollidays, and pick from many of the restaurants. Heading out from there we would go to Breckenridge. This is one of my favorite ski towns, there is always something going on in the town. Blue River Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants. As we come back to Denver I would stop in Idaho Springs, you can’t leave Colorado without a brewery visit.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Starting and running my business hasn’t been easy. From needing motivation, encouragement and just someone to run ideas by. My family has definitely been number one.  My mom has helped me since day one with the process of designing a wedding or event. I actually started in my Grandma’s garage.  Now that I am much bigger, my Dad has joined the team and helps with deliveries. They both help me on a weekly basis. My boyfriend Wiley, he’s become quite good at installs with me and if planned right we can make a weekend getaway out of some of them. With the pandemic this year I lost a lot of business and I definitely had to think of new ways to make an income.  My cousin Kelly, who is her own entrepreneur, introduced me to clients and supported new opportunities to me during COVID.  Which have actually stuck around these few months.  I’m definitely grateful for everyone’s help and support.  It’s a team effort that has made my career and life for me.

Website: www.saramicadesign.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saramicadesign/
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Image Credits
Grace Gatto Photography Carrie Elizabeth Photography Meredith Soy Photography Tina Joiner Photography

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