I’ve been pinching myself lately. And its taken me awhile to realize that no, this is not a dream. The craziness of a life I am living is totally and completely REAL. Over the past few months I have taken on a lot of new roles. I quit my job selling promotional products and started a new one as an insurance coordinator for a plastic surgeon. And on top of that started another job, the job of building my own event planning business called Emerson Events That’s the dream job of course. I have gotten engaged to the most amazing man in the world (which is the best job I could ask for). I continue to be a ghost writer for My Bellissima’s blog 2-3 times a month, and now what I am pretty dang excited about is writing for the one and only Peter Ferriero of PF Films.
I thought it would be a great idea to let readers know who I am and the adventures I am happily enduring over the next few months. I am here to offer as much advice as I possibly can as I go through growing pains so brides like yourself can make the best decisions as you go through your wedding planning process.
So who am I? As you can probably tell by now I’m a little crazy, what you may not know is that I’m a whole lot of fun too. I like to think of myself as a Southerner who was born in the wrong place. Born and raised in New Jersey I had an itch to stretch my roots and travel down South. What I didn’t realize is that The South can get a hold of you, a tight hold that goes deep into your soul. It literally becomes a part of your identity and I’ve never been prouder to say, “I am a Tennessean.” I have also turned into a Southern Food Junkie. Mac and Cheese? Yes please. (Which isn’t helping with my wedding diet.)
The most fun I’ve been having over the past few months is connecting with people. Really learning more about them and what makes them tick. Starting your own business really makes you search your soul and learn more about yourself as well. My coworker Sara, who is also engaged probably couldn’t have said it any better, “This year we are in the pursuit of perfection.” Perfection to be the best wife, sister, daughter, friend, cook, listener, and anything else that can make a difference in our lives. And that my friends is what its all about. After the flowers, cake, shoes, and honeymoon we are left with what matters most. Our families.
So here comes the advice: Take this year to prepare yourself to be the best person you can be. No, we will never reach perfection per say. But we can get pretty dang close if we focus on the things unseen. The things that bind hearts and grow relationships. So in my first post I probably gave the best advice I’ll ever give. Strive to be perfect for each other.