Well I have decided that I am taking the plunge. I am saving up to start my own business! Yes I slightly feel like a maniac but they say the most passionate people are the craziest. Right? I feel like my life is made up of many risky, compromising moves so why not add another one to the list?
I am starting my own wedding/event planning business. It is something I have wanted to do since the early years of high school. It is the main reason I chose to go down the path of Public Relations/Marketing in college. It is the reason I have offered to plan so many events for FREE (yes, many people thought I was nuts). I have learned that this is what I could truly see myself doing for many years. Isn’t that what life is about? Following your dreams.
After losing what I thought was my dream “big girl job” in the world of corporate database marketing, I was hit with doubt, uncertainty and loss of motivation. I didn’t know where to go from there. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. It made me do a lot of soul searching within myself.
It made me realize that I do not want to be chained to a desk the rest of my life. I do not want to work under someone else until I retire. I am aware I will have to work another full time job to keep the business afloat, however my long term goal is to be successful enough to solely rely on wedding/event planning as my main source of income.
Is it risky? Of course. I could lose money and completely strike out. But the best things in life are worth the risk. My goal is to have my website and business fully launched in January 2018. This gives me nine months to plan, save, plan, and save. Did I mention save? :p
So let this be known as DAY 1. Day 1 on what I know will be a very long journey. I am sure some days will be a struggle, however I am as motivated as Rocky Balboa was when he fought Ivan Drago (sorry I am a movie nerd). I started by going to the local library today and basically cleaning out their wedding section. As you can see I went a little crazy but I am prepared to research as much as I can. I had to show off our Golden Girls candle as well, a gift from our friends Cara and Brett. I am obsessed with that show!
I am looking forward to this journey. If anyone has any thoughts/tips/advice, I am open to all suggestions. I want to learn as much as I can. Follow me though this journey. It makes it a lot easier with good friends by your side. Tell me about a time where you took a leap of faith and how it made you feel. Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Toodle-oo for now my loves