I took the most boring corporate marketing job after college.
I thought that was what you were supposed to do in life. Get the stable, safe corporate job, stay for 40 years, and that was your life or at least that's what everyone kept telling me, but as I sat at my desk from 8 to 5 everyday I couldn't shake this feeling that there was more out there for me.
So I started an Etsy shop and got thrown into the amazing world of online business.
I started designing witty posters and selling them online, but soon I had other online business owners asking me to help them with marketing and building websites.
I thrived on working with creative entrepreneurs, but I kept hustling at the corporate job. I just couldn't shake this stupid thought that you had to always have the safe, stable day job.
I felt like I wasn't good enough to go full-time in my business. I thought I would have to be in my late 30's to ever start my own business...oh past mara...you were so full of doubt!
This is the part in the story where we are going to have to fast forward through a lot of self discovery and a lot of learning to challenge my old beliefs before I finally learned:
To just do what I love and ruthlessly chase down my dreams.
Which meant finally taking the terrifying leap of leaving full-time employment and...
The world didn't end. Despite my fears and uncertainty life has never been better and now I have a thriving, profitable business that challenges and supports me everyday.
Your dreams are worth it. Don't ever forget that.
Graduated college & got my big girl job
Adopted the cutest little border collie - named him Harrison Ford
Married my husband and we decided to move across the country
Got my very first client when a friend asked me "but really how do you do all this marketing stuff?"
Landed a swanky new marketing job at a magazine. I thought this was my dream job.
Started getting more clients through word of mouth. Started to realize that maybe corporate life wasn't for me
Really starting to feel unsure about corporate life but everyone kept telling me this is what I'm supposed to want.
Running my business full-time and working with amazing clients
I want to spend a year traveling around the United States
My husband and I have watched The Office start to finish more times than I want to admit...
My go to drink at Starbucks is a White Chocolate Mocha, but if they are advertising anything fancy like a cookie flavored latte I'm for sure ordering that.
We served tacos at our wedding...and yes it was delicious!
I'm originally from Omaha, Nebraska, but my husband and I packed up and moved 1500 miles right after our wedding. We were ready for something totally different and an adventure! We picked Orlando on a whim and have loved it ever since!
Here are the two partners in crime: Harrison (7) and Artemis (4). Both were adopted from shelters and keep me busy with long walks and swimming.