This year has been so crazy for me. Wedding planning sounds like a lot of fun but trust me, it can be a dirty job 85% of the time. However, for my couples whom I love with all my heart, I’d gladly do it over and over again. I’m so thankful to my clients for believing in me and my business and trusting me to act...
The reason I switched from Blog to Journal is because my newly branded blog will have a lot more personality while maintaining the integrity of my expertise as a planner. I’ll be sharing tips, advice and wedding stories in addition to personal stories, happy and sad memories, dreams, plans, projects, ideas, my three pups, my husband and whatever else my little heart feels should be shared in the hopes of connecting with you.
I went through this whole process to be able to serve my clients in the best possible way. I had to dig DEEP into my clients thoughts and emotions to truly understand what they need from me.
This year has been a year of life lessons for me. I entered 2015 as professional woman and a wife. Juggling the two was a struggle. Marriage was difficult for me to understand, especially as a modern woman. In my head I was like, "why doesn’t Eric do this or do that?! Why doesn’t he clean in between the cracks like i do?!" Lol. Little by little,
"When you have passion, you will not back up when you get knocked down-and you will get knocked down- over and over again. That's what winning is all about." - Elizabeth Holmes
Yesterday I gave my notice resigning as a full-time events planner from a top higher education institution. And the craziest thing happened...the opportunity for an offer from a Fortune 500 company came along to go work in one of thee most sought out cities in CA with amazing benefits and relocation fees covered. I didn't even apply for the job yet here is this awesome offer at a pivotal point in my life I might add. My husband and I always talked about making the move up the northern coast of California. Now that the opportunity is in front of us, what to do. Then I started to think about why I was leaving my job and what drove me away in the first place. Job security and great pay sound nice but its too easy. For one, its still a 9-5. It means I am confined to my desk for 8 hours. Its me working for someone else and making money for someone else. Its me suppressing my creative juices. Its me not making executive decisions. Its everything that I have, up to this point, discovered I don't want to do.
As the reality sets in that I am finally doing this...finally taking my passion and turning it into a business...taking a ginormous leap of faith, obv the feelings of insecurity try to creep in, "what if I fail?" "what if I don't get any clients?" "what if I am wrong?" what if I get a bad review?" Then I read that awesome quote from self-made Female billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes. I have to remember that it hasn't been easy for anyone that is successful- it comes at a price. I had to ask myself if I am willing to pay that price. I SUPER AM AND I AM SUPER EXCITED!
When my husband and I put our budget together for our wedding, photography was the one thing my heart wanted to splurge on. I cannot express how happy I am to that I made that a priority. Crystal-Nicole was the greatest decision we made but not only for our wedding.