Just when I thought I was done with planning events and blogging, God set me up! Sent me three emails in one day that made me smack myself. I don’t know why I thought it would be that easy to walk away. There is no way that I can turn my back on the thing that makes me, momE! That thing being ME!
I had a horrible event a few months back. Mix that with being recently married, relocating, not working, and having no family near me….THE STRUGGLE WAS REAL. It was hard after the failure of that event to pick my face up. It was hard after that event to want to do another. Even though I had other events still booked. I had to turn around and do one of my homegirls 30th birthday party, not knowing if I was still interested in this or not.
Isn’t it funny how we have one hick-up and we want to toss in the towel? The night of this said event I went home in tears. With the stress of so much on my back, the last thing I wanted was to admit that I had made a mistake in the only area that I felt I had control over at the time. I have been planning events for the last 6 years. Not once have I ever heard anything negative from a client before and not once have I ever felt like I let someone down.
If I am being completely honest, I must say that it was the perfect timing for the devil to come in and attack me. Right when I was hosting parties every weekend for three months. Right when my husband was telling me that I could stay off my job if I kept up the speed of events I had. Can you guess how many events I booked after this “Failed” one? You guessed right, not one. I walked away that night, crying all the way home thinking, “I’m done doing this”. Every step of the way my family telling me that I shouldn’t let one event in six years get me down. But I was down, I secretly gave up. I stopped posting on Instagram and I was embarrassed to showcase all the work I did since this one event. I stopped carrying my business cards in my bag and I would hold my head down when people asked what I did for a living.
Then, when I finally admitted that my time with event planning was over, I walked into my divine hook up. Met a person who hooked me up with my answer and not my problem. I was referred to do an event for someone who is hosting a step-parenting brunch. Thinking I don’t want to do this but I’ll hear the girl out and if I can’t do it I want to go to the brunch because I am now a step parent. Well, do you know how good God is? My now client, got on the phone and started ministering to me. She had no idea that I was at my breaking point. No idea that I was ready to give up. She said just what I needed to hear
“Relaunch your blog, go for it, do it!”
I don’t think she knew what I was struggling with. I don’t wear my feelings on my sleeve. But I do believe that God knew I needed to hear that. Since that word from her I got my mojo back. I feel safe to show my face on IG again. I feel comfortable with doing what I love to do again.
So here is my advice for all the people out there that feel stuck. Not sure if you are doing what God has called you to do:
“Just do it! Go for it, Relaunch!”
It might not be a business. Maybe it’s your marriage. Maybe it’s your job, friendships, relationships, school, ventures, investments, etc.. But whatever it is….JUST DO IT! Not sure what to do first? Here is what I did:
- Pray and ask God for direction – never make a move without consulting God first. He will lead you if you ask him. The first step always starts with him
- Be open for what he says – don’t think that what you hear is crazy. He knows your expected end so just do it!
- Be you in doing it – God created us fearfully and wonderfully made. We are all special in our own way. Use the gifts within you to shine through you
- DON’T LOOK BACK!
I hope this has helped someone because honestly, I have never felt so sure about this thing than I am today.
Sidebar: If you are a step parent looking for advice or a group of step-parents to connect with, please check out my Clients event on the attached flyer and even her website by clicking here! Her story is incredible and her message is much needed.