There I was in the middle of planning my wedding to the love of my life (aka Himself), when 6 weeks before the wedding I was without warning made redundant. I remember driving home from the office, tears rolling down my face as I felt a failure, seeing redundancy as a rejection.
As it was so close to the wedding, I put off looking for another position until afterwards, didn’t deal with my emotions and got on with wedding planning. And then 2 weeks after that my fiance’s employer went into administration.
The wedding continued as planned, and we set off on a luxury honeymoon across the US. Then one evening we were sat in our exlusive honeymoon suite in Key West watching the sunset, sipping champagne, and pondering the irony that we had no income between us.
That gnawing whisper about setting something up on my own started to grow louder again, and I listened albeit on a ‘hobby business basis’. Although I recognised this was what I wanted to do, a job opportunity came up which I took to start earning my own money again.
Long days ensued, not glamorous work and fooling myself that I liked the no pressure fun job that I had taken, but inside my entrepreneur and driven soul was dying on that shop floor. A few months later I moved back into corporate life, but my entrepreneurial spirit was being charged by an ever growing blogging business.
This hobby business evolved into becoming a professional blogger with a social media reach of over 1/2 million.