It is the beginning of a new year. Actually, we are already a whole month into the new year. It is amazing how fast time goes by. I have been trying to become more involved in my business every year but time slips by and before I know it, another year is gone. I have dreamed of doing the things I love, planning, creating, and helping people have those "Best Day Ever" moments. I am excited this year because I am going to do what I love. I will still have my day job but I will find a way to work around it. Life is too short not to do the things we love and that make us happy.
Trying to work a full-time job and keep up with my blog and doing things to further my business is proving to be a juggling act. It won't always be this bad. This month has been exceptionally busy at my full time job. I have barely had time to breathe. I look forward to the day that my business is my full time job. I haven't even had much time to look at new trends or ideas for parties and celebrations. I have barely spoken to family members, let alone see them. I haven't lost my enthusiasm or desire to get my business going, its just been sidelined for a while. I am very happy things like this only happen about once every two years or so at work. As I was going to sleep last night I was watching Julie & Julia which reminded me I had not written in this blog in quite some time. I think it is such a cute movie. Too bad I only saw a few minutes before I fell asleep :)
Welcome to Breathless Moments Event Planning Blog! My name is Jerri and I am the owner. We are a new small business. I was very unsure about starting a business in this economic climate but decided to go ahead with my dream. I am married. I have a total of 6 children and 6 grandchildren. I love being a grandma. I love my life and my family. I found I had a passion for planning events when I planned my wedding. I was married to my wonderful husband 2 years ago. I wasn't the little girl that had dreams of her wedding day and couldn't wait to get married. I was the girl who had her nose stuck in books and didn't really care if I ever got married or not. It was not a priority for me. However, when I began to plan my wedding 14 months before we were married, I found that I wanted it to be a very special day for my husband and guests. I wanted my husband to have a wonderful day that he would never forget and my guests to remember it fondly. I achieved my vision and beyond. It was a beautiful wedding on a tight budget. We put our touch on everything, adding a small flower or decoration to anything we bought and making most of the items ourselves. There were a few arguments because my husband kept asking why were going to so much trouble but I would not give in. I wanted him to have a wonderful wedding day, not just another day. He voiced his opinion often and now says he never wants to go into another craft store as long as he lives LOL, but after the reception he looked at me and said "This was the best day of my life and totally worth it!" That is when I knew that I wanted everyone to have that feeling on special days for them. It doesn't have to be a wedding. It could be graduation, welcoming a new baby, retirement, a birthday, anniversary or even just because. Everyone should feel amazing and special on a day that has special meaning for them.
In this blog I will share many things: Ideas, struggles being a new business owner, projects that may save you money on your own parties, anything I can think of. It may be a bit random at times but I am sure I will find my nitch and get it straight so it isn't too confusing. Thank you for taking the time to read my first post! Please leave a comment if you would like.
My name is Jerri. I started this business because I love to plan and create and make people happy. I think that life gets in the way so often that we forget to take the time to enjoy it. I have to remind myself to take time to enjoy it, too. I want to give people something to help them slow down and just enjoy what is going on in their lives. Events in life that used to be celebrated with great parties are now, sometimes, barely more than just another day. We deserve to enjoy those moments and have wonderful memories. I am married with six grown children and 7 grandchildren. We have a lot of reasons to have those great moments and create wonderful memories. We lost one of our six children in June 2014. Once someone passes away, all you have left are the memories. I want them to be great.