OMG ... can I just reflect for a minute?? The Editor's Touch is 1 year old today. I'm in disbelief! This year has been one of the most rewarding, successful, and thought-provoking years of my entire life. When I secured the domain for TET I was planning to just write. In my mind it would be my way to blog (as writing is a passion of mine) and if people read it - great. But it became so much more than that and so much quicker than I ever thought possible!
In one year I have designed and launched 44 websites for amazing wedding professionals (and some non wedding industry companies) around the globe, been asked to speak at workshops and conferences about my website, blogging, and search engine knowledge, and have met the most amazing business owners. I am designing a website a week through mid September, I have a trip planned to Orange County to speak next week, a trip to Santa Barbara in June, and I know there is so much more to come that will be challenging, new, and exciting. I'm pumped!
A year ago today I was faced with a basically impossible decision: to either partner with a company I knew was corrupt or to walk away knowing that if I did I would lose everything I had spent the last 8 years building (which was my wedding blog Style Unveiled). I was choosing between my own integrity and providing for my family. Facing that decision was gut wrenchingly awful and for those of you who listened to me as I cried on the phone during that time - you know that it tore me up inside. I was challenged in a way that I never knew possible. In the end I had to choose 'who I was and am as a person' over owning a company that I created and I walked away from everything. I watched as Style Unveiled was taken from me and I sat in a puddle of sh*t that I helped create and all I could see was darkness. I knew I had a choice to make (another choice) - sit and cry and point fingers or do something. I chose to do something and here we are 1 year later. The puddle of sh*t has dried up and I couldn't even access those feelings again if I tried. I am a new woman. I am The Editor's Touch. I am proud of myself and I am loving this new business I created.
Below are some of the websites I have designed this year. I can't wait to see what year 2 brings!! Thank you for celebrating with me. Let's eat cupcakes!