We had the good fortune of connecting with Madison Logan Edwards and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Madison, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I first started Pawsh Weddings I was still working full time in the non-profit sector. I would get home from my job, open my laptop, and work all night on my business. For a long period of time I basically worked nonstop. It felt like the only way to make my business successful, but the to do list never got any shorter and I became more and more exhausted. It took a major health scare to realize that my lifestyle was unsustainable. My grandmother always said that each of the relationships, responsibilities, and things in our life are all balls that we’re constantly juggling. Some balls are made of rubber and will bounce if dropped, but others are glass and will shatter. Inevitably there are times when we have too many balls to juggle and drop a few. That’s why it’s important to know which balls will bounce and which have to be caught to survive. Now I recognize that my physical and mental health are glass balls, and that work life balance is a necessity not a luxury!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Creating an entirely new category of wedding vendor hasn’t been easy. People understand the importance of wedding venues, photographers, and DJ’s, but Pawsh Weddings is Texas’ first wedding day pet care company. In fact we’re one of the very first in the world. Many wedding professionals view couples bringing their dog to their wedding as a trend, but as a recently married millennial I believe this is actually a new tradition. Millennials and Gen Z have totally transformed the wedding industry. We value experiences that are meaningful to us, and the relationship we share with our furbabies is extremely meaningful. That’s why I spend a lot of time educating the mainstream wedding community on how wedding day pet care creates safer, stress-free weddings.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When Houston isn’t a COVID-19 red zone there are endless options for eating, drinking, and having a good time. I love introducing people to the turtle races at Little Woodrow’s, the lemonade and tacos at Taqueria Del Sol, the board games and hot tea at Tea & Victory, the tequila and dogs at Underdogs, the glass noodles and spice from Dumpling Haus, the beer and hammocks at Axelrad, the swimming and fun at Danny Jackson Family Bark Park, and the dog treats at Three Dogs Bakery!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Pop Up Wedding Houston has been a rockstar throughout the pandemic! They’ve really gone above and beyond to support couples and the wedding community as a whole. PUWH organized a group of Covid 19 qualified Houston wedding vendors to provide beautiful, safe, and stressfree weddings that meet CDC guidelines. They totally deserve some recognition!
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