Angela Proffitt had her whole life planned out after college—she was going to work as a therapist, get married, buy a big house, have two kids and drive a Range Rover. Everything in her traditional upbringing suggested that she was on the right track with her life. But for Angela, she realized that this kind of dream wasn’t going to cut it for her.
When Angela left her job as a therapist in a mental unit and moved back to Nashville, TN in 2003, she got a job working at a local hospital. Soon afterward, she took on her first wedding planning client “just for fun”. This lead to the next client and the next wedding, and pretty soon, she had a full-time job AND a full-time wedding planning business. By 2009, she was working 21 hour days, seven days a week.
Then in 2011, she got a phone call that ended up changing her entire life and making her choose between her wedding planning business or her hospital job. With only 24 hours to think about it, she decided to take the plunge and hand in her resignation. She quit her job, jumped on the self-employment bandwagon and left her “traditional” life behind her.
Today, Angela is a successful (and extremely busy) wedding and event planner. She also teaches classes for other businesses owners on how to integrate technology into their businesses to become more proficient and profitable and she is working to come out with her own products later this year.