Wow, can you believe it? This year we’re celebrating the 12th anniversary of our beloved I Love Fair Oaks blog! I’m just so grateful for all the ways Fair Oaks has allowed me to tap into my creativity, and I know that it’s the same for so many other locals and small businesses here. We truly are a creative community and I’m always looking for ways to help others thrive as well.
If there’s anything I can do to help you and your business, please don’t hesitate to let me know! And if you’re interested, I’d love to feature your business on the blog. Let’s celebrate all the amazing things Fair Oaks has to offer together!
So much has changed since that day in 2010 when I took my solo walk around the village. I’ve since attended ARC and studied Art New Media, Marketing and Photography, started my own business as a REALTOR and Photographer, got more involved in my community and started volunteering. I’ve made so many new friends and gained so much confidence in myself. For some reason, that day was a turning point for me.
I’ve always loved Fair Oaks and felt at home here and especially in the village. I was going through a tough time and sitting on that park bench, I felt inspired. There’s just something magical about the village and the chickens that I can’t quite put my finger on. And I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.
This blog is like a love letter to Fair Oaks. I created this space to write and then got busy with life. But I kept coming back to it because it has evolved naturally with me as I have changed and grown. I want to keep sharing all the things I love about my home and the people here with me. I want to attract others who need this place as much as we all do.
Fair Oaks has given me a place to be creative and as I think about it, it has done this for many locals and small businesses. We are a creative community and I want to thrive and it feels good to use my abilities to help others thrive too.
I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for this blog and the role it has played in my life. When I first started, I was going through a difficult time, but this platform gave me the chance to connect with others, make new friends, and most importantly, it helped me shift my focus from my struggles to my heart. Through this journey, I have been able to heal and change my life for the better. I am so thankful for all of you who have been a part of this journey with me. Thank you for your support and encouragement.