Hello to all my friends here in blog land! Long time no see! Hmm, where do I even begin? The past couple weeks have been filled with decisions and some changes for me, but the good news is that as I write this, I feel incredibly happy, relieved and excited about the future.
As many of you know, life has been pretty crazy for me throughout the past year. In a nutshell, here are just some of the big changes the past year has brought for me:
* Getting married
* Starting grad school
* Becoming a founding board member for Wish Upon a Wedding DC
* Seeing my Capitol Hill career all but vanish in the wake of an election
* Earning my wedding coordination certificate and taking steps toward building a business
* Taking on the substantial role of Weddzilla Blog editor
This is not to mention the personal family issues, financial issues, and other day-to-day challenges that we all face in our lives and that I have faced, as well. In the end, after months of dealing with the most intense stress and pressure I’ve ever felt in my life, I knew that something simply had to give.
That’s why after a great deal of personal consideration, I decided to move on from my position as editor in chief at the Weddzilla Blog, which I officially announced last Friday. As you can imagine, this wasn’t an easy choice for me, since I was truly passionate about the blog and loved every minute of my experience living out what has long been a dream of mine. But in light of internal changes taking place, the fact that the amount of time I was putting in wasn’t compatible with the financial benefit I was getting, and everything else I have on my plate, I knew it was without a doubt the right choice.
In the end, I am incredibly proud that thanks to the amazing contributions of our bloggers and the work we have done together throughout the past six months, the blog has now grown to include a team of more than 60 fabulous writers, has gained a widespread readership and has gotten a great deal of positive recognition.
As for me, I plan to spend the next few weeks refocusing and regrouping. I need to reassess my long-term goals as I continue earning my master's degree and working with my awesome wedding coordination clients, one of whom is getting married this Saturday!
Of course, I plan to stay very active in the wedding blog world, am open to any other freelance blogging/writing opportunities that come my way and am planning to reevaluate this blog, as well, now that my first anniversary has come and gone. Chances are, I’ll have a couple more posts to share here and will then start to work on launching a new blog, as many of you have.
Ideas? Suggestions? Let me know! Fresh start, here I come! :)
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