Wedding/Corporate Hybrid World
Is this the face of Corporate America? Maybe. This is certainly the face of Isaiah trying to cheer me up over the recent beginnings of an icky divorce close to us. On with the real point!
Where do I fit in the wedding world, amongst a flobbity jillion “like, omg our color scheme is pink and light pink and baby pink!” brides? I’m well aware that the blogging community is a cut above the rest. I know you girls (and bret) are awesome. But in school, at work, in my friendships, on Facebook, I listen to girls “Oh yeah, we’re on a budget too…do you want me to get dinner? I’ve got daddy’s plastic!” (True story).
I recently shadowed with After Yes Weddings – a wedding planning boutique here in Dallas. If you are in need, you should definitely check them out, she certainly knows what she’s doing. But every career isn’t right for every person and despite Elizabeth’s love and zeal for what she does, I wasn’t convinced for myself.
That’s all I have so far. I’m graduating in two months after one year of busting my ass and three of floating by…with a degree in public relations.
I’ve been talking with Angie a lot about this…so sorry for the dejavu, Ang.
Isaiah and I have reservations about joining Corporate America. I have always been ready to “make my mark” in the world and join the ranks of 50 hour work-weeks and 25% travel (Apple…tree). We changed our minds. You can do that, right?
It seems like when a couple goes the corporate route (only in my personal experience), they have almost two separate lives. Isaiah and I have both worked 8-5’ers before together and we were so exhausted by the time we got home, after an hour-plus commute, to talk to each other about our day…so we ended up with almost two sets of days. The first half was for work, and the second half (more like four hours before bed) was for each other.
My family is made up of corporate superstars. They are the VP’s and CEO’s of the world. And I’ve watched how it can destroy a family (sometimes). I feel that a love has to be protected against the usual suspects for destruction. From one angle of the horrible tragedy of a divorce, we get a unique perspective into why it didn’t work..and what we can do for ourselves to protect our relationship from the same.
Anyways, tangent-alert. We want a creative business…where we can put in 100% effort and not be “rewarded” with overtime and a bump up to 50% travel. We’re mulling over whether the wedding industry is where we should be – don’tcha think there should be more people like this, this, this, and this (and so many others) helping out the confused and overwhelmed brides of the world?
But anyways, we feel like, just from observation, that there’s a chance we won’t be able to “play nice” with the wedding industry. We would want to take certain aspects of it by storm…and I don’t think there’s a sustainable living in that for two people. Maybe one of us could sell out corporate…we usually decide with rock/paper/scissors.
Maybe we’re needy or compulsive or codependent, but I like to spend every day with Isaiah, and him with me. I rarely need alone time beyond the 6-7 hours a day I’m in school, and usually after an hour I can’t wait to see his face. Wow, that’s healthy-sounding, I’m sure.
Anyways, we’re hard workers, we don’t want to sound like we’re lazy and refuse to work 40 hour weeks…we just want to work them together.
So how about you…any creative business ideas in your future? Do you love corporate America? What’s up in your work world?