I have thought long and hard about business for this year. I have made a decision to step back and take a little bit of a break from Stress Free Events. Don't read that as I am done, but I am limiting greatly the events that I do.
I am excited to do the weddings I already have on the books, and will be happy to help any of my past clients with any of their needs. I am only accepting new clients on referrals from my past clients right now.
I started a new job in July. I am working for the school district and I have the flexibility to keep working on weddings and other events. At the same time I feel that I have not been available to my family as much as I would like.
Both of my kids are in school now and by the time we get home, get homework done, and have dinner we have very little time for play time. Add weddings multiple weekends a month on top of that, and I feel like I am missing out on their childhood. This is such a great age for them and I want to miss as little as possible. I also have lost my grandmother at the end of this year, and my mother in law is starting a new battle with cancer (she has beaten it before, and we know she will again). These events have just proven to me how precious time with family is. My parents are still young and working and with the kids in school the best time for us to spend with family is on the weekends. I want my family to know the closeness and precious relationships you can only have with grandparents.
I could never give up weddings entirely. They are a part of me. I feel like so many of you are a part of my family now. I just will not be advertising for new clients. I will not be taking on back to back weekend events. I will be working with some of the vendors and venues I have grown to love over the years to help them with their businesses and keep in touch with the wedding world, but on a more limited capacity.
In an effort to keep costs down, I have decided that I will be letting my website go, and my email. I don't see paying to host that at this time. I have this blog to share with you as well as my facebook page.
My new email is firstname.lastname@example.org
My cell phone is still the same and don't hesitate to contact me. I am still here for you.
Love you All
Happy New Year