Boston Business Women’s membership giveaway winner – Rebecca Nelson!
As a teenager, I began making an income off my first website. It’s now what I consider my first job, a small blog that went viral very quickly. It taught me a lot and began to lead me towards discovering my passion. Keeping that story short as the whole thing felt like one big, happy accident! I loved being able to work from anywhere, creating fun content and connecting with my readers. They trusted me and let me listen in on their worries, hopes and shared their milestones.
Once I moved to Boston I realized working by yourself isn’t all that fun. I wanted to be more social and figured the easiest way to do that was to try working somewhere with an actual location. I began working as a graphic designer with a focus on social stationery. I found my second passion which was designing for brides and contributing beautiful details to their most special day.
After a couple of years, I found myself missing the life of a girl on the go! I wasn’t traveling as often as I liked and I missed the flexibility of self-employment. As I contemplated what to do next I knew I was going to have to create what I wanted on my own and develop a completely new experience for my brides. So I spent long nights drafting ideas and plans for my own stationery company and a completely new approach to how it’s currently done.
I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Boston Business Women, but I am so grateful that I did. I have been taking courses at Harvard to further my understanding of business. After all the books and lectures, it was reading about real stories from the amazing women in BBW who do what they love that inspires me. It is this group that continually lights a fire underneath me and motivates me to always do my best work and have confidence I will succeed.
Now I have created my business plan, quit my job and I am ready to be bold and give it all I got! I started with a single post in BBW to get the assistance I knew I would need and immediately was welcomed by multiple women who were genuinely interested in helping anyway that they could. This is when I truly realized I have access to one of the best resources a girl could find. I am now in the process of getting ready to do a soft launch and I look forward to learning more from this community.
As far as my wandering heart goes, I know I’ll have this tribe wherever I am! I will always consider Boston home but after I quit my job I spent two months in Europe where I was able to do the bulk of my website development. I now write about that and more of my travels on my blog, Bexpeditions.