Oh my word. I can’t believe it’s been over two months since I’ve updated my site. AHHH! Y’all wedding season was INSANE. From the end of September to the beginning December my life and time is devoted to my clients and my babies and everything in between kind of falls to the wayside. Balance has never been my strong suit but I’m definitely committed to getting better.
On top of weddings and babies, I’ve recently moved into a place with my kids and boyfriend. I feel that that alone will inspire a couple of blog posts LOL.
I know what most of you are thinking…”Tiara, I didn’t know you had a boyfriend.” LOL. I am extremely transparent about a lot of things in my life but one thing I’ve learned to lock down is my relationship. But yes, I have been dating my boyfriend off and on for almost 3 years. We finally decided to “take things to the next level” (I hate that phrase lol) and live together. I have never lived with a man I wasn’t married to and who wasn’t the father of my children, so trying to merge households and build boundaries for everyone will be interesting.
Over the last couple of months I have accidentally tackled quite a bit of soul searching. Life can be annoying sometimes. Just when you think you have it all figured out, things change… you change. I had absolutely decided that I was going to quit my corporate job and move to weddings and blogging full time. About a month ago, I typed up my resignation letter and was waiting for the perfect time to send it to my boss, but I never did.
The truth is I don’t hate my corporate job. Hell, I kind of have it made. I work from home and I don’t have set hours. My boss is great and my pay is not terrible. I just wanted to be 100% sure of my decision before I walked away because I fully understand that if I do ever have to return to corporate America, I will never have what I have now.
On top of that, I see a wedding planning retirement coming in the future. I have loved every bit of being in this industry but my kids are older and I am tired LOL. Sometimes I feel that more time goes into pleasing other families than being active and present in my own. I want more weekend time with my boys and I really truly have other things that are calling me. I said in September that I wanted to write a book and I stand by that. I love this space (my blog) and I love how it has connected me to my peers and I want to continue this journey. I will continue to teach courses and help others who are breaking into the industry but my goal is to be home more in 2020.
So yeah, that’s been my life in a nutshell. I promise to try to be back in here on a weekly basis. I have SOOOOO many things to say LOL. Y’all know me…can’t be quiet for too long. ;)
Hope everyone has a beautiful week.