Yes, I am back from Europe, hence the lack of awesome pictures on Facebook and Instagram. A few days after I got back though, things just flipped upside down again.
After almost 8 years with 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (as one of their top sales reps)
To say there has been a massive amount of turmoil going on with my job for the past few months is an understatement. Leaving this company has been one of the toughest decisions I have had to make in quite a long time. But it had to be done. My mom, who has been with the company for 23 years will also be leaving. Our last day as the Mother/ Daughter Warranty Duo will be December 31st. (But actually, since the 31st is a holiday, our last day will be Friday December 28th.)
Like I said, not an easy decision. What helps though? My semi-supportive family (not quite all of them are on board yet...) My supportive boyfriend, who I'm pretty sure thinks I'm nuts, but he is tired of me crying all the time. The fact that it is the end of a year! I mean, if you need to start fresh with life, when is a better opportunity than a brand spankin' new year?
My Swiss photos are still awesome, and they are just achin' to be shared with all of you. But I needed to finally tell everyone what I couldn't tell them for the past few months. I knew this was coming, but I didn't know it was coming so soon. It has been so hard to blog and be positive when all I wanted to do was cry and rant about how worried I was/am about my future.
So what in the world will I be doing with my life??
I have my own wedding and event planning business, 29:11 Celebrations. (the site is still under construction) I have also added Small Business Marketing to what I will be offering in 2013. (I currently have clients all over the USA for the Marketing bit... let me know if you need a marketing consultation!) (Oh, and I've planned weddings all over the world... let me know if I can be of service with that too!)
I hope to rock my way through the year with events and brides and weddings and social media marketing and business cards and networking events and to-do lists and getting a business credit card and learning about business finances (because lord knows a communications major is going to suck at paying taxes properly...)
I will also be working as an assistant for my mother, who will be the managing broker of the Keller Williams Realty 1.3 miles down the street from me! As a team, we also just landed a builder's site! 30-ish new homes and lots to sell!
Before I called my boss last Monday morning, I sat at my desk, bowed my head,
and prayed really really hard.
And I am asking you, my friends, family, readers, and support system to please do the same. I am absolutely terrified about what 2013 will bring. I am also very excited to see what 2013 will bring. I know I have the strength, knowledge, and creativity to make it on my own. But after 8 years of living a very comfortable lifestyle, the realization that there will be no direct deposit magically putting money into my bank account is starting to sink in. Maybe I should do a series of "how I'm learning to live on a budget" starting in January. (Tips are welcomed and highly appreciated.)
I feel like I am "finally coming out of the blogging closet" and that I can actually know tell you exactly how I feel and exactly what is going on in my life. It's a huge relief.
As the holiday has oh so quickly approached, I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this blog. Who knew it was possible for me to make so many great friends from this little piece of the world wide web that I own! You are all terrific!
From my little blog to you... the 2 cats, Chloe, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy time with your family and friends, throw paleo or whatever diet you have out the window for a few days, I hope that Santa brings you all you wish for, and that you remember the true reason for the season.
Oh, and for anyone who is not receiving their Christmas Bonus this year... I figured this clip would be fitting this year... Merry Christmas! xoxo