Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Post-Wedding Adventure: More Weddings?

With our own big day now behind us, it’s time for me to…keep focusing on weddings! Surprised? Not me!

You see, weddings are one of my biggest passions, and I’m not ready to say goodbye to this exciting world now, or maybe ever. I’ve already got a few wedding-related projects up my sleeve, including the one I’m about to reveal.

The thing is, although I’ve thought before about wedding planning, offering advice here and there, I haven't yet taken the plunge by getting any type of actual certification or professional training. But that’s about to change, because starting tonight, I’ll be on my way to receiving a planning certificate through the community college system in our area.

Where will this take me? I don’t exactly know yet. For all I know, the program could be a major bust, reiterating everything I already know. But I’ve told myself that this is just a starting point, the very beginning of a dream, and that I’ll follow my heart and my gut in deciding how to take the next step.

Because I believe that when we fail to try, it’s impossible to succeed. And when we’re afraid to fail, we hold ourselves back from what we could potentially achieve. So, instead of being afraid, I’ll choose to try.

Have you ever taken a step toward following a passion, not knowing where it would lead?

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  1. That's great news! Best of luck to you!

  2. Wow! Thats so exciting! Good for you! You must keep us updated on how it all goes!

  3. That's great! You will be an excellent wedding planner!

  4. Good for you! I know you'll be a great planner since you did such a wonderful job on your own wedding and offered your readers such good advice.

  5. Great news !!!
    Just follow your heart with passion and the opportunities will come your way.
    Wish you all the best. Keep us updated :-).


  6. I'm so excited for you! I so enjoyed the wedding planning process and there are elements that I would so enjoy doing as a career.
    Can't wait to hear how it works out for you.

    Adventures in Marriage

  7. Congratulations. I also want to take a wedding planning course when i'm done with my own. Way to go!

  8. Good for you...how fun! Mr Fix It is getting sick of hearing about weddings and even our own. :) With me still blogging recaps and such he is wondering if our wedding will ever stop consuming our lives :)

    Good thing I didn't get into wedding coordinating years ago before I met him as I had considered. I give you props on keeping the motivation up and pursuing the dream!

  9. YAY! Good for you. I know you'll be great at it. I have a feeling that post-wedding, I won't want to THINK about weddings...HA!

  10. Sounds great; hope you enjoy it. Let us know how you get on!

    Im being a bridesmaid for my friend in 6 weeks then again for my sis next summer so weddings are going to be around for a while!

  11. That's great...and to answer your question, I think it's the only way to go! Read "Put Your Dream To The Test" by John Maxwell, it's very powerful.

  12. Congrats! Thats great news! Good luck on your classes, I hope you find your dream. I've felt the same way about weddings and giving other brides wedding advice since planning our wedding and finding such an amazing bridal community online! :)

  13. Thanks for your kind words and support, ladies! The class was great, and I’ll definitely share details soon! :)