I wrote this a year ago, shortly after I told my husband that one of my New Year's resolutions was to start my own event planning business. Since I haven't formally started a blog until now, it's been sitting in draft from until now!

This post is my new beginning - the start of a new chapter in my life. I so desperately need a new beginning, and I have no idea how to begin to describe this feeling! I'm excited and anxious, confident and fearful, but remembering every moment that this is what God is leading me to. He's guiding me on a path in this direction, and I know without a shadow of a doubt I'm right where I'm supposed to be right now.

I'm passionate about planning events and bringing to life ideas that inspire others, creating memories for them that will last for years to come. In college and my first job after college, I had the opportunity to do that. But then I moved on to a job that was more directly related to my degree, which I thought was what I was supposed to do. It didn't take long for me to start finding ways to coordinate events and outings for my friends and family, and it started to pervade my thinking. Then I got engaged, and planned my own wedding in 4 months. And it inspired me, and motivated me, and consumed me in a wonderful way. I wasn't stressed about the details, the timeline, or the planning. I loved every moment of it. Now that my wedding is over, I've realized that I'm still wanting to read wedding blogs, and see all the new ideas that all the wedding industry professionals are putting out there and it clicked.

I didn't just love planning my own wedding. I want to be planning events and weddings for everyone else - and I'm going to! My little sister is getting married in 2 months. And one of my good friends is getting married this fall and she's asked me to coordinate her wedding! I know I'm not a professional at this yet, but I know I can do it. I can create beautiful events and memories, and I am so looking forward to where this will take me!! I can't wait to share more about who I am here, and to start building a business. Thank YOU for reading this!!!

Chickadee Events: The Beginning