Pause

I feel like I owe it to you to explain where I’ve been for so long. I’ve been taking a pause from blogging to get things right in my personal/professional life. For the past two years I’ve been in a holding pattern in my career, not knowing which way I was going or which way I should go. I took a leap of faith two years ago and quit my corporate job to join a small start-up. I thought it was going to be the greatest thing that had ever happened to me, and it turned out to be a complete disaster. I was “sold” a job that was not at all what it ended up being. Fast forward six months and I was told that there just wasn’t enough work, and the shop was going to close. I felt like I had been lied to and deceived, but I moved forward. I applied to job after job after job and eventually took an internship with a Mother/Daughter event planning team. They were both absolutely amazing. I fit in so well at their office and really felt at home. I learned so much and was really able to see the inner workings of the business, but I wasn’t getting paid. As a 24 year old still living at home (when I quit the corporate job I moved out of my apartment), I needed to support myself. I ended up saying yes to a job in fashion that was very similar to the job I left to go after something else. I was desperate, and I ignored every alarm bell going off in my head. After my first day of work Andrew and I went out to celebrate. I broke down into tears right then and there. Andrew says it was a day he’ll never forget. A year and eight months later, fast forward to this moment. I finally took the leap of faith that I needed. I quit my corporate job yet again to pursue a dream I’ve had for a long time. I’m working as a buyer for multiple boutiques in New Jersey, but more importantly I’m starting my own Event Design company. It’s time to take my life back and be happy. I’m engaged to an amazing man, I live in a great apartment with him, and I have a job that allows me the flexibility to be everything I’ve always wanted to be. I can’t wait to share this journey with you. This is step one for me. Stay with me as I transition into my new brand. Starting with following my blog over to allwhowanderblog.com where I’ll be blogging a very curated mix of events, fashion, home decor, my own wedding planning, and everything in between.

Thank you all for the constant support and love for Glitter & Gold… now it’s time to move on!

Nicole

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