Four years ago, I was pretty lost. I had dropped out of college to do an internship at my church, then gotten married, and never gone back. I started bartending, and felt SUPER stuck in my life (To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with serving jobs – I’m so grateful for the time I had working there, and I learned SO much about customer service).
When I was in High School, I had dreamed of being a journalist – like Rory Gilmore, but with Loreleis personality and relationship with Luke, and eating habits. After being told by multiple teachers that my writing style was too casual, I gave up that dream, and stopped writing for years.
Fast forward to being married, and bartending, and one day, David sat me down, and asked me to start writing again. I told him I had no idea what I would start writing about. A few months later, we were on our way home from Miami, and I told him that maybe it would be fun to combine the things I loved most – Disney, travelling, and writing, into a website. We spent that eighteen hour drive, brainstorming – and thus, The Bucket List Narratives was born.
For the next two and a half years, I did it for fun – bartending full time, and blogging full time. I NEVER thought I would be able to run it as a business fulltime, and I was by no means an overnight success. I have such vivid memories of the day I was able to quit my job (Labor Day Weekend 2016, to be exact!) to start blogging full time.
So why look back at all of this now? Well it’s been four years. I wasn’t an overnight success. I still get frustrated sometimes and feel like I’m not as far as I would like to be. Most of the time I feel overwhelmed with how grateful I am to be able to do this full time for a living. More than anything, if a college drop-out, that got kicked out of one high school and barely graduated from another can run her own business – you can do ANYTHING you dream of doing. And more than anything – THANK YOU. Thank you for supporting us, believing in us, and reading along, every step of the way.