- I just realized that it's been just over a year of quitting my corporate job and becoming a full time consultant/owning my own businesses. This means over a year of not having a regular schedule of going into the office from 8am - 5pm (which I had done since the beginning of my career) and I LOVE it. My schedule changes every day and I love having the freedom of working whenever I want instead of the restricted schedule with somebody always looking over my shoulder. I also love that it gives me the freedom to work on my side business (and this blog) as well. I've learned a lot this past year and one thing I know, I will never go back to a regular corporate job again. If you are at that stage of wanting to leave and starting your own business or even go into the ever unstable (but super rewarding!) job of consulting, here are my words of encouragement: DO IT and don't look back! This was one of the scariest but best decisions I've ever made in my life and I've never been happier.
- I have too many ideas and too little time. I'm antsy to start another business. One of our business ideas that we worked on for all of last year just didn't pan out and we finally decided to scrap it. But have no fear, I always have new business ideas and am onto the next project already. :)
- We have officially decided to take a hiatus from wedding photography. My interests in the new business and also my full time job (my new role which is now less focused on consulting and now on running/managing the business) have led me to realize that photography just doesn't fit into the picture right now. We've loved our photography business and the relative success of it but it's just not fitting into our life goals right now. We are fully booked for the rest of the year and are no longer accepting 2012 weddings. I am so grateful for all the experiences that we've had through the wedding photography business and the amazing clients-turned-friends that we've made. It was a fabulous time in our lives and I'm so happy that we were able to do it and experience it all. (And don't worry, Hubs and I'll will still be taking pictures, as it's a passion we enjoy and we want to get back into photography for us and not for clients.)
- On that note, I'm still getting a ton of inquiries from my awesome readers who are getting married (CONGRATS!!) and want to see if we are available. Since we are no longer taking any more weddings I highly recommend two very talented ladies and dear friends of mine, Yvonne Wong who is based in Seattle (and available for travel) and Nina of Love and Lemonade who is based in Los Angeles. You will be in very good hands with either one of them!
Ben Sherman cropped blazer would be good to help elongate the torso and it's only $45! If you're still on the hunt for a striped blazer, this Nanette Lepore blazer is so cute!
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Simple 70 pumps or the nude patent leather Bianca pumps (love these as well!) If the Louboutins are out of your price range, try these Tahari pumps for under $100. Also for those you daring ladies, did you see these spike pumps? EEK! Totally awesome if you can pull it off!