Taking a Leap of Faith

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Yesterday, I signed a lease on a new office space.  Brand spanking new, as in still under construction.  This may not seem like a big deal for some — I see lots of businesses who open an office first thing, even before their business gets off the ground and even when there’s not a clear reason for doing so other than it’s neat.  But for me, it’s a huge deal.

By the end of this year, my company will have been in business for 10 years, and we’ve grown very strategically.  For nearly a decade I’ve toiled away — first inside a tiny den of a one-bedroom apartment, and later in a spare bedroom in each of two successive houses.  In the past year and a half, we’ve operated our business using the entire basement level of our most recent house.  I’ve never really had a great reason to work outside my home: I don’t meet with clients, I don’t have a product to show, and my house does have a whole lot of space (I’m so lucky in that regard!).  But, it’s also my home, and I need a little more division between work time and family time.  And so, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge into a “real” office.  A leap of faith, really.

See, in spite of all my careful planning and goal-setting and cross-checking, I’m actually a big fan of leaps of faith.  Leaps of faith have served me well over the years.  They resulted in me taking off on a spontaneous road trip with the cute IT guy in the office (which resulted in a wedding 15 months later), in our first pregnancy (totally unplanned, and just as I was starting what would undoubtedly have been a wildly successful career in roller derby), in walking away from a full-time job (which allowed me to focus solely on my own business, which really blew up — in a good way!).  Trusting myself, and my intuition, has done me a lot of good.

So it’s with tremendous excitement that I look forward to moving into our pretty little office in a fancy executive building with a lovely view.  I can’t say I look forward to packing my files and my supplies and my cherished “Ladies of the 80s” Barbie dolls, but this is a very good thing for our business and for my spirit.  Totally worth the leap.


Jennifer Reitmeyer

Jennifer Reitmeyer is the founder of WeddingIQ and the owner of MyDeejay, Firebrand Messaging, and Authentic Boss. She is also a WeddingWire Education Expert, a small business coach and a professional speaker on the event industry circuit.