One year ago today was a big day!
A lot of you may not know, but like many entrepreneurs I have worked an 8am-5pm job throughout my planning career. One of my favorite things to hear is, "I didn't know you did anything else besides wedding and event planning", it’s so important everyone feels like my attention is only on my passion, my brand and clients.
I launched Sara Elizabeth Weddings in June 2017 and by September/October it was becoming very hard and overwhelming to balance the two roles, I sought out the possibility of going part time. I was terrified that I may not make it work, but dreamed of the possibilities. What if I didn't book enough weddings or events? What if I can't make ends meet? Those thoughts then turned to.. What if I'm able to focus more on social media, marketing and my brand? What if I'm able to spend more time on education? What if I book more weddings than I could dream of? I prayed, wrote my pro-con lists, talked it over with my support team. I had one chance to make the decision, and I did. I leapt!
It's been a blessing and even when I had those thoughts of doubt I still felt a huge weight being lifted from me. I felt like I was starting to make it!
A lot has happened this past year. I passed my goal for weddings, launched two new services; PopUp Weddings and Styled Engagement Shoots, celebrated my first year of business and have been featured in national blogs. I traveled across the country to design a dream elopement with an amazing team. And most importantly, I grew in confidence in my brand and service.
I'm beyond excited for 2019…my goals, the exciting announcements and the unknown!
Whatever your goals may be, don't be afraid to leap or make those changes you have been dreaming of. Trust me, it’s worth it!