With that being said, I don’t want to come off like we are in a perfect world over here. I always want to keep it real, and there are a lot of parts of starting a new job with two little kids (one who is still a baby), plus maintaining a home and being a wife and daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend, aunt … that is just plain hard. Like many of you, most days I feel like I am trying to pull off way too much and sometimes, not any of it very well. It would have been way easier to stay at my comfortable job, the one I was in for eleven years, but I knew there was more for me and I wanted more for myself and for my family. And more than anything, I wanted to show that to my girls, who I hope will do the same one day.
AND just add to the crazy, because why not, since working in this job I have gotten the motivation (and courage!) to officially start my own business! Planning events is something I have always loved to do, it’s the creative & artistic soul in me, and I’m so excited to combine that passion with work. Ashley Brickner Event Planning & Styling is OFFICIAL! I already have some weddings coming up in the next few months, I hope to add more, as well as any other kind of events and just styling in general. I’m so excited about this new chapter, and am thankful to my sweet family who has been so supportive of it. If you are interested in more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will soon be adding a link to my new website to the blog as well!
And because what post is complete without pictures, a few of my babies because they are the reason behind everything I do, I’m SOOOOO thankful I have been able to be home more with them more during this season of life. Miss Avalon Elle stood up for the first time Friday morning, it honestly brought tears to my eyes, I was so proud of her & just so happy I was there to see it, which wouldn’t have been the case if I was still at my teaching position. Also, not for nothing, she has doesn’t done it since which I am 100% ok with. 😉 I love them both with all of my heart, even on the craziest, busiest of days, and hope that they will always know that.
Hope you had the best weekend! XO