In an instant—everything changed.
From newlywed to a Texas Wedding Planner/Mom-boss/Aspiring perfectionist in an instant.
I was a newlywed living in the middle of nowhere..literally. I had an inkling that I couldn’t shake. It had been three weeks since I said “I do”, but I couldn’t find a job that was “me”. They all seemed like the 8-5 that you dreaded going to every day. Luckily, I had the education in place to do what God was calling me to do (thank you, mom and dad, lol). With a degree in Economics/Entrepreneurship and a minor in Event Management, I was physically ready, but was I mentally ready? I had no idea, at that moment, that my life would change forever. Or even more shockingly, just how much it would change…
Open for Business
My bank account was open…it was official. The journey had begun. I’m a different kind of business owner. Unlike most entrepreneurs, I am a big thinker with really small goals. Baby steps are the best way for me to succeed. Sitting across from the account sales manager at Wells Fargo, she says, “Your average monthly balance needs to be $7,000.” Gulp! That seemed impossible at the time to a small business owner. Afterall my revenue goal was only $8,000 for my first year of business. With a profile on theknot.com and a dream in front of me, I was ready to get started. Luckily, I was fresh out of college with a degree in Entrepreneurship. I knew the next steps. It was all about having the confidence to succeed beyond my small goals.
One year later, I was in awe of the progress I had made. My small goal and hard work got me to the point of completing 37 weddings in one year. You could say I passed my revenue goal faster than expected. As the years went on I continued to grow my not so small business into a growing company with three wedding planners. We eventually added floral design on to our list of services and began focusing not only on the logistics of a wedding but also the design.
Then, in an instant, everything changed…again. The stick turned blue unexpectedly and suddenly I was flooded with the reality that my life, my business, and my heart had changed.
For the last three and a half years, I have been working through the struggles of owning a business and being a mom. The journey is beautiful, wonderful, and joyful. It involves Tuesday trips to the zoo before a busy work week begins and early morning alarms before my little man wakes up. Jameson is sweet and spunky and getting into the crazy “terrible two’s” phase lol Yay!
Time to shift
Long story short, business is wonderful, being a mom is wonderful, but it is time. Time to shift my focus and attention. It has been almost 5 years since Touch of Whimsy was born. They have been wonderful years filled with so much accomplishment and pride. As my sweet baby grows, I am quickly realizing how fast this time flys by. The shift is now. Starting in 2020, I will no longer be excepting personal planning clients. Instead, my team, Sophie and Cheyanne will be handling our planning clients. They have a combined twenty years of experience in the event planning industry.
They are wonderful at their jobs and a joy to be around. Starting this year my focus will now be solely on education, floral design, and being a mama to my sweet Jameson. Our educational blog will be launching this summer with a parallel video series. If you own a business or hope to in the future you will not want to miss this. I’ll be sharing all things business and how to be your best self in business and mommyhood.
I hope you will continue along this amazing journey with us. There is still so much we’d like to share with you.
Kelsea Vaughan and the TOW Team
P.S. Keep scrolling down for more pictures of my two favorite cuties.