All right, who’s ready? It’s time for Things I’m Afraid to Tell You #2.
I’m feeling a little energized since you were all oh so kind about my last scary thing. So here we go.
The second thing I’ve been afraid to tell you is that I really love my work. Like a lot.
I know that sounds like a strange thing to hold back, but I haven’t wanted to seem way over-the-top enthusiastic.
First of all, it would be easy to dismiss like “Well, we’re all excited about a new venture when it starts. It’ll wear off.”
I thought the same thing myself, so I wanted to be cautious that my love for SEO for the wedding industry might just be in a honeymoon phase. I kept quiet and kept doing the work and kept loving it.
Secondly, I think overenthusiasm about work can come off as really fake. I think we’ve all seen people online trying to sell something who are all “I LOVE MY LIFE AND YOU CAN TOO (if you buy my thing).”
I don’t want to sound like that. But I do really love my work. And I have nothing to sell, so I don’t have a reason to lie to you.
The honest truth is that over the last year, there have been several moments that I was working on wedding industry websites that I just couldn’t believe people are paying me to do it.
One of those moments was just last week when I was working on a website for a wedding planner that I absolutely never, ever thought I’d get to work for—As in, I’ve seen her plan weddings on TV and am a full-on heart eyes 😍 fan. I needed to look through her portfolio of work to select images for a new services page I was optimizing. I was having such a good time that I got lost in the work and lost track of time.
I had a flashback to about eight years ago when I started to plan my own wedding, which I loved doing. I would spend hours browsing through wedding websites, looking at images, reading stories. I happily did this for days, and now I get paid to do it as a job. To me, it feels kind of crazy.
Even though I was afraid to tell you at the beginning how much I was loving the work, that feeling hasn’t gone away. So I want you to know that’s possible and it’s for real. And you don’t even have to buy my thing 😉