I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bridgewater College in 2011. And I had no idea what I was gonna do with it. I began working in Admissions for a career college, and became the youngest Director of Admissions for my division. And while that might look super cool on my resume, I wasn't happy. In fact, I was weary in every way & questioning everything.
"Was this what I was supposed to do for the next 40 years?"
After lunch breaks ugly crying in my car, and late nights blog stalking women I admired, I knew I'd had enough. My Cubicle Era had to end.
I launched my first business, Dear Sweetheart Events, in October of 2013. Pressing "submit" on that LLC application was the craziest, scariest thing I have ever done. Once I did, I took a giant leap into the small biz world. It wasn't pretty or romantic or styled. It was messy. And hard.
And I loved every hot second.
10 months into owning Dear Sweetheart Events, Creative at Heart Conference was born.
Another 9 months after that (a whopping 17 months total of entrepreneurial life), I walked out of my full-time job for the very last time - carrying a box of momentous & wearing the biggest smile.
I said goodbye to blazers & heels,
& hello to three-day-in-a-row leggings & dry shampoo.
Fast forward to 2017, and I've got 50 weddings, 25+ styled shoots, 6 conferences, and over 500 blog posts under my belt. I've coached over 60 women one-on-one and watched big, beautiful & bold things happen.
I'm a believer, wife, & mama to 2 babies I'll meet in heaven. I'm a certified "dog-mom" to Knox in every cliche way & marrying my high school sweetheart, Matt, was the best decision I ever made. We're currently expecting #babyschmoinmay and thank Jesus every day for this little life we've been waiting so long for.
I work virtually with the best assistant a boss lady could ask for (love you, Em!), and have conversations with Matt about launch strategies & email marketing over pizza in our sweatpants on the regular.
After four years of entrepreneur life, I can confidently say that every late night has been worth it. Every "what if" question has been worth the risk. And every big dream has made all the difference.
Can you say the same?