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

Hi Lina, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
The biggest risk I took as a parent was to leave my full time job to dedicate my time to my daughters, and going full time with my balloon business. I felt consumed by working full time, being a mom and wife full time and balloon decor on weekends. After months of brainstorming I decided to go for it. I decided to leave my full time job that I had been at for years to follow my dreams. I want to teach my daughters that they are capable of doing anything they set their mind to and for them to remember that mommy was present and wasn’t afraid to go for it!!

What should our readers know about your business?
My business name is Balloon Boutique by Lina. I specialize in balloon decor and I love to bring your party ideas to life. I have always had a creative heart but I found a passion for balloons in 2020. I’ve always wanted to have control of my time and eventually become my own boss. Although it was somewhat easy to jump right into doing balloons, I took classes to perfect my skills and it hasn’t always been easy. It’s definitely way more than just balloons, it’s brainstorming, sketching, envisioning, putting ideas together for my clients and actually bringing them to life is definitely challenging. If things go wrong you have to always have a plan B or C, I work in different settings so I always have to adjust to different conditions such as weather. The biggest thing I have learned is to never give up even if things never seem to go right. I have a purpose and I believe I’m right where I’m supposed to be, making clients happy one balloon at a time!

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 love coffee!! So definitely visiting my fave small owned business places such as Calle coffee or barista del barrio. I’m not a big fan of going out to clubs but I love me some brunch from Seis kitchen or Toast 101. I love to go to pop up events and support small. I also like being outdoors (no hiking) lol but driving to gates pass and star gaze while eating some ice cream in the back of my car.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to give a shout-out to all the people that encouraged me to follow my dreams! My amazing family for being my number 1 fans, my friends that have been supporting me since day one, my late coworkers for giving me words of encouragement when I needed them the most and to my husband for believing in me and never letting me give up on my crazy dreams. I appreciate and love you all!

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Image Credits
Supreme Photography Az

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