- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
A few days ago I received an email from my very well known wedding photographer thanking me for a referal
“Lauren booked me yesterday and told me you had been very helpful …. I am telling you….. you should be a wedding planner…if you decide one day to go for it, let me know….I’ll do anything for you”
For much of my adulthood, I have planned every family and friends events. Baby and Bridal showers, Weddings, Big Birthday Parties, Kids birthday parties, etc. Developing a theme and making everything from centerpieces, invitations, to the cake. My Mother and all of her friends have always pushed me saying “Honey this is what you should do for a living”. I always smile and say thank you, but never thought it could be possible, and always dismissed it. Darling Husband then started talking about it constantly, how I’m “wasting my talents working my corporate job”. One of my Aunt’s submitted a bio of me for some talk show contest because she thinks that I “could be a star”. I love the compliments, but every day I put on a suit and go off to an amazing career, that I hate.
However, this email, from someone who doesn’t “love” me and is in the industry, made me think. Perhaps, I really could do this, however I then shook my head and once again began to dismiss it. I replied back thanking her telling her I love doing this stuff, but I didn’t really know how to start and continued to make a bunch of excuses why I couldn’t.
I got this back:
“one day you decide to go for it…. I will be happy to help you in whatever you need….. Do a free wedding OR let people know you are starting and charge them a small amount …. Yes, I know you have done many but this time, use contracts, take photos… (I’ll be happy to do your first wedding… no charge)”
WHAT?!?!? My eyes welled up with tears. This amazing well known person has enough faith in me that she would provide her service at no charge!! How can I not take her up on this offer? I went home and told Darling Husband. He replies back, “You have to take this opportunity and follow your dreams. This is a sign that this is what you’re suppose to be doing.” I have been thinking about it all day. Even typing this from work. It seems so scary. I know that I wouldn’t have to give up my current job, but I would still have to give up my time and energy and really put myself out there. Do I go out on a limb and make an attempt to do this? Ahhh! I want to, but I’m unsure of where to start. Am I crazy for even entertaining these thoughts?