It’s definitely a thing.


2 years.

2 whole years ago, I jumped unexpectedly into being self employed FULL TIME.


I was working a 40 hours a week, direct deposited pay check every other week position. I cried when I got my job at the company I worked for, I was so happy that I had security and safety, because once you were “in” there, you were safe. That’s what I had always been told and always believed. I came from a couple of rough layoffs when the manufacturing market collapsed and before that when the salon company I managed for declared bankruptcy and closed all it’s salons. I wanted security and the start of a long term career with a well established company. But at the same time that I got “in” I had also started this little “dream” of my own.

I still don’t know what I was thinking. My business was still brand new, barely even 2 years had passed since I registered the LLC and decided that maybe someday my dream of owning a wedding planning company could be a thing.

It’s a thing. It’s definitely a thing.

When you’re self employed, chasing your dreams- which change every single day by BTW, a side effect I didn’t anticipate. The highs are high and the lows are sometimes so low I am sure that I will never rise again. But through it all I keep going. Because the thing is, that is how you get through anything, one foot in front of the other. Get up, and deal with it, and maybe don’t even deal with everything the right way or what other people feel is the right way, because sometimes that’s just how life goes, but keep going.

The lessons I have learned that I want you to learn…

– you are powerful and intelligent beyond what you can imagine

– what you put out into the universe will come to you, one way or another and good or bad, so be careful with what your mind is manifesting

-take care of yourself first, your business second- your clients deserve you at your best and they would want it for you

-when things are hard just remember that this too shall pass

Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.


XOXO, Amber


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  1. RuthAnn says:

    Nicely said, Amber! We’re so proud of you and happy for you. I’m sure your customers/clients are happy you made the decision, too. Good luck to you and Ben in all your future endeavors. love you