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.


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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.


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