In 2017 I took it upon myself that I was going to start my own business. Joel LaRosa Design started with a borrowed laptop and desk in the box room of our house. I didn’t know where to start, I didn’t know where it would go. Now 6 years on I look back and see so many amazing achievements. Creating amazing spaces, working with so many inspiring people, meeting new heights and surpassing anything I could of imagined.
I’ve always strived to give people the best. The best products, the best teams and the best service. This is something I have been very privileged to be able to achieve and I’m humbled to feel that I have achieved this.
I am so proud of everything i have achieved however the time has come to start something new. It is now, at this point in my life I am looking for new beginnings, challenges and to start focussing on myself.
I have spent some time over the past few months respecting my own battles and always been able to fight them however, I have now reached a new level in myself meaning I need change.
This means, that Joel LaRosa Design Ltd will be closing its doors for the last time 28_02_2023. I have taken the decision to do this based upon whats best for me, my family and my clients. From the day I started, my mantra was always ‘I do it because I enjoy it, not because I have to’ and I feel I am not getting the best out of myself and in turn not able to give this to my clients as well.
From the initial consideration of closing, I felt a weight lifted. Simply because I knew deep down, I was not giving my best. I want people to have the best of me and if I am unable to achieve this I am not being true to my initial vision, myself and ultimately, you.
The journey has been fantastic. I cannot deny although its been rocky, I’ve loved it. I’ve just reached a point in my life that I want a new challenge.
I will still be available on the business whatsapp and my mobile number for those that have it for some time. I will still aim to help where I can however, I will not be starting any new projects. I can happily recommend people as well, over the years I have grown to know a lot of local people I’d be proud to know they would offer the same service you deserve.
The big question is, whats next? Well, initially I’m going to take some time out, spend some time with my family and prepare for our new baby due soon. Nurture myself and give myself and my family the best of me. I know I want to continue being creative, I have always designed and created in my work and personal life. I am looking to start a new venture into 3D design, learn new programmes, look at different industries and learn new skills. From creating virtual products to designing products for manufacturing I want to explore it all.
The new challenge excites me, gives me a renewed energy and ultimately, makes me feel happy in myself. I’m not going to lie, its pretty scary but I look back to 6 years ago, that borrowed laptop and my mentality of ‘I got this’ and think, I can do it again with something new.
Finally. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone I have worked with. Clients, installers, suppliers, team members, whoever you are without you I couldn’t of created and maintained the dream. I was never in it for the money, just the happiness and I feel a gratitude in being able to close the JLD chapter knowing there has been so much satisfaction over the years.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your support, patience and growth and would like to end on one of my favourite quotes: