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    Sep112012

    Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures...

    After the unfortunate and deeply saddening and scary events of 9/11, I know several people who decided that life was way to short, and the unexpected can happen at any time... That said, they took some drastic measures to make their lives better. If they were in love, then they finally popped the question. If they were head over heals for somebody, then they finally told them how they felt. 

    As for me, I broke up with my boyfriend so that I could go pursue "the one"... (who ended up NOT being the one at all)... And actually my boyfriend (the one I broke up with... (I was super young and stupid!)) was the one I married. But, I needed to at least find out that the one I thought was "the one" wasn't! Holy shit... Did you get all of that? And as much as I hate to admit it, 9/11 was what made me reevaluate my current situation, and helped me have the "lady balls" to go do what I needed to do to get to where I'm at right now.

    So, I have to ask... did 9/11 or any other significant event in your life adjust your "path"? Did drastic times call for drastic measures? Tell BB about it! 

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    Fantastic post! I decided to finally pack up and move to San Francisco. I had been weighing all my options for months. After 9/11, I decided to just go for it. No more wasting time worrying about if I'd like it, friends that I'd miss, etc. I needed a change and an adventure. I need new experiences.

    It was the best decision of my life. I've been on the left coast for 10 years now and I LOVE it out here!!!!

    September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

    Hey Janice,

    Thank you for your comment! Good for you! So sad that it took a national tragedy for us to really go after the things we want in our lives... Whether they are meant to be or not at least we went for it!

    XO,
    BB

    September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchless Bride

    In 2004 I had been together with my boyfriend-at-the-time for more than 3 years already. It was a rocky relationship, and around June that year he announced he was applying to go to school for a semester in Paris. I thought "Awesome idea, I'll go with you and study art!" to which he replied that he wanted to do it alone. The young girl in me at the time didn't see it that way, so out of spite, I signed up for a two-month internship at Disney World. Turned out I got accepted and he didn't. So I went away to Florida, and he stayed back home. Those two months drastically altered the course of my life. On my last week at work, I was bawling because I had the time of my life, great friends, and I finally learned to believe in magic again. So I packed my bags and flew back home with one thing on my mind: I was breaking up with the guy as soon as I was back home, and I was going to finish college and move to the US to pursue a higher degree and live an adventure. I was done being shackled to one person.

    Do girls always change their lives like that because of men? I wish my story didn't include one, but I guess all the people in my life at that time played a part. I'm glad of where I am today, and I'm glad for signing up to work for Disney out of spite.

    September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita Boeira

    Hey Anita,

    That's a great story!

    And no, we don't change our lives because of the men who are in it, we do what we do so that ultimately we learn to be open to changing no matter what the situation may be. They're usually just the tip of the iceberg...

    Thanks for your comment and awesome story!

    XO,
    BB

    September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchless Bride

    I remember sitting in the living room and watching the Towers fall, while I was about to be married (18 days away) and 4 months pregnant with my first child. So many horrific thoughts when through my head that day about what kind of world I was bringing a child into.

    We decided to keep our wedding date and I think, for many people at the reception, including my husband and me, it was a great chance to put our sorrow away for the evening and celebrate love and life. My father said a prayer before dinner and it set the tone for a wonderful celebration while still being mindful of the atrocities that had happened two weeks before.

    Since that day, though it's in my subconscious, I have taken more steps to be a better person and better my situation than any other time.

    Not 911 related was when we started our company three years ago. (www.r3mg.com) I was stagnated while working for my father and my sister's businesses. I had reached the most that I could possibly do for them. Having a family of my own, it was the time to either #1) stay there and do as I was doing and not move forward in life, #2) go work for a "real" company and not my family or, as my Dad presented the option, #3) start a business with my brother and my cousin. That was a huge decision and one that took a few weeks of thinking and pondering. I am the oldest of the three of us, the only one with my own family and the one with the most business experience. I was either setting myself and my family up to fail or I was going to have to go balls to the wall and get it done.

    Though terrified at the thought of having my own business, I was more terrified or joining the corporate world. It's just not for me. And so, we formed our company in August of 2009. Some days it feels like the best decision I ever made and some days, I dream of working for someone else where my days are 9-5 and I don't have to work weekends or hustle all the time to get things done, run the business, find time to further the business, have some me-time and spend quality time with my kids.

    But I wouldn't change it for the world.

    September 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke Randazzo Eggert

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