We had the good fortune of connecting with Saria Faiz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Saria, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision in my life – to leave everything in my home country (Russia): included friends, senior parents, and my growing event agency, and plunge headlong into the abyss of new life associated with moving to the USA.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I started doing event organization and hosting 15 years ago in Tatarstan (Russian republic). My specific was Tatarian national traditional holidays! Then it was named “Holiday’s Rules”. There were events for houses community, after for companies and after even government! Step by step “Holiday’s Rules” grown till well-known event agency. It was in past, but never know what expects you behind the corner of life! Now I try to do parties in Phoenix, literally from scratch, because it doesn’t matter who I was — It’s more important who I am now and how I can help my new fellow citizens and new friends. We trying to support our Russian community in Phoenix. Yes, we have an accent, but we do our best for our Customers! All the Russian business ladies are local. There are cookers, florists, photographers, decorators, DJs, hosts, designers, confectionaries. All the staff for your perfect party that met at “Glory Story” to write a new exited story!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There are so much unexplored places for me as for a new person in the USA! It’s so interesting and inspiring! The place that gave me a sense of unexplained new sense of exotic – Goldfield Old Town. I opened my eyes to all these spectacular cactuses, hills, and mountains but closing I remember Russian birches, winter, and red freezer cheeks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My way here, in the United States, started with Green Card winning. My husband is a lucky person and many thanks to him and my children for their support and all the care during our move here a year ago. I really appreciate my family relationships. What about my business, I want to introduce you to my friend and helper Roxanne @logobyroxy – she is a graphic designer and helps me to promote “Glory Story” (GS). It’s her merit that you noticed our beautiful Instagram account 🙂 But also I want to thank – my American clients who trusted me to host their party despite 50 subscribers and my poor English speaking. They invited me to their families and allowed me to give them and their children, spouses, and friends parties that caught in their family albums on happy photos. Here in Phoenix, Arizona, and it’s very symbolic, I feel like a rising phoenix doing event agency from scratch like I did that 15 years ago in Russia.