Nope...everything I've wanted I've had to work pretty hard for. And I wouldn't say owning a business, being a wife, becoming a mom, learning the best way to plan a wedding, and using my brain in creative ways to design stellar weddings come naturally either. Still working hard on every one of those items.
Why the heck am I going into personal things, you ask? Well, for several reasons. Reason #1 is because I'm learning that what I want may not be what someone else wants. What someone else wants is a blog purely comprised of nothing but inspiration photos, weddings from around the world, styled engagement sessions. I realized (after several rounds of blog burnout) that I want this blog to be a total representation of me. So yes, that includes what inspires me ( read= inspirational photos of details, weddings, and other lovelies), what's up with my business (Soiree is my baby after all), my team (I heart them, don't care if I am biased) and just me. Because when you hire someone (especially in such a personal business as wedding planning), you want to know not only what you're getting, but who you're getting too, right?
Coming to this conclusion stemmed from many factors; one of which being this awesome article I read via Jasmine Star's blog. I think the article really speaks truly to any creative business professional- not just photographers. I especially loved how she quit looking at other photographer's images. There's one thing to know what's going on around you; another thing to begin to squelch your own creative drive and personality. Same thing happens to planners and designers, me especially. So don't be alarmed about me gracing this blog a little more often. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming :)
So here's to doing what YOU want- whether that be in life, business, your wedding, or all of the above. Sounds like a pretty sweet idea, if I do say so myself!
The Soiree girls havin a little fun at Lindsey and Matt's wedding in May.