Last night I handed off the last items due to my first wedding stationary client, Holly. She is getting married on Saturday and it was great to be completely done with one client. She's the first! Holly was basically a dream client - seemingly elated with everything I produced for her. It's nice to give a bride these things I work so hard on and their excitement is obvious. She gave me a sweet card which made me feel really good. I was glad she was so pleased!
Funny that the night went so well because I had just been thinking recently that this little plan for a side business wasn't going to work out. I still have 3 clients to go and I think if I don't procrastinate so much that I'll enjoy it more. If I get in to the paralegal program, it's going to be hard - luckily, the last wedding is in October so I should be OK until the program is over next spring. BUT, I have to get in first - and that's another subject. So it just started to look like I would probably drop this idea, but now I don't know. It is fun to do it, and I know I've just completed one project, but I still feel so amateur and am trying to figure out the secrets to making the job a little bit easier. The one person I know that does this for a living I can't ask - she doesn't want to give up her hard-earned secrets and I understand. It's tough to know what to do or what to give up. I'm sure that if I get in the paralegal program and then get a job in the field then it'll be easier to do the stationary on the side again, but not so much while IN the program.
I'm already starting on my 2 September wedding projects. One of them is quite large so this will be a fun challenge. This client, Emily, is the sister of one of my college friends. Emily was a freshman when we were seniors and would come hang out with us from time to time. She's a different client than Holly and very involved which is a good challenge for me. Don't want all identical clients or I'll never learn anything! The other, Courtney, is Patrick's fiance and I'm excited to help them out.
Guess I'll just keep going and figure out what I'm supposed to do later. I don't want to give up on anything just yet (the idea anyway) if there is room for it in my future.