He Quit Too

Happy Monday! Today's post is not my usual outfit shots but a little more personal post and a peek into our current life, my hubby is writing this one today… here it is:

It's been 11 months since Brittany quit her full-time day job and today is my first day of working from home too.

Even after writing that sentence, it truly hasn't hit me yet. Never would I thought that an idea of a blog back in 2013 would provide enough stability for both of us to work from home and do something we are truly passionate about, while also providing a good life for our family.

You may think, “Wait, fashion is your passion?”…well not necessarily.

Never ignore your passions

Two months ago I told my boss that I was leaving the company to help my wife with her blog. It was probably one of the most difficult meetings I've had of my career yet but after explaining our current situation, he understood completely and I truly appreciate him for that. I worked for a great company with good benefits, the ability to travel, etc. and it was really hard to say goodbye because I got along so well with my team and I really value what I learned during the 5 years I spent there.

The concept of making a living through blogging is quite foreign to many. We have been taught to go to college, get an education and then find a good job at a good company that you would spend a majority of your life working for. This was the American Dream and quite frankly, it was mine too.

I fell into that same ideology…I worked my butt off in college so I could get that nice salary, great benefits, full-time desk job to be able to support myself and my future family. That's how I came to hold a degree in Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management from Cal Poly Pomona. That was my ticket into the corporate world and I knew the kind of jobs in that market were stable.

Well, throughout college I discovered other passions such as photography, web design and social media. Obviously I couldn't change my major to Graphic Design halfway through… I already put too much work into Food Marketing and these were passions I discovered while attending college. My college buddy taught me how to code and we would build websites for people for quick cash. But it wasn't only quick money for me- it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed doing it and figuring out how I could be better at it.

At the end of my college career, I tried following my passions (for a brief minute). I knew there was some entrepreneurial spirit in me. I ran a food truck with my friends, worked with a buddy to grow his social media agency and I actually started a YouTube channel (quite entertaining and somewhat embarrassing looking back at those videos lol).

But as I went through these different ventures, as much fun as they were, that same ideology scared me into thinking, “I need a grown-up job…a job with steady paychecks, health insurance and a 401K plan.” So I put my side jobs on hold and decided it was time to get a “real” job.

So back to what I was saying… is fashion my true passion? (I feel awkward rhyming like that) No, but being able to take Brittany's photos, build and maintain her website, and help her grow her social media…that's something I'm passionate about. I really enjoy the aspect of online marketing that is heavily involved with blogging.

A decision that has been building for 2+ years

Leaving my job was not an easy decision, not one by far. It was also not a decision that was made overnight.

As I was letting others know why I was leaving my job, typical responses I would get were:

“Have you ever worked with your wife before?”

“I hope you enjoy working with your wife, it's going to be different.”

“If you ever get sick of working with your wife, we will always have you back.”

Maybe I didn't explain it clearly enough, but the general consensus was that I was quitting my job to help my wife with her blog that I had no prior involvement with. But contrary to what people may have assumed, Brittany and I have been working together since day 1.

Yes it was challenging at first because of some of our creative differences, but over the past 2+ years we know what it's like to work with each other, how to be efficient and really communicate.

In the beginning, it was easy to manage. I would help her after work and on the weekends, late nights and early mornings. We were able to manage everything and still have time to hangout as a family.

Up until about 6 months ago, things started to really pick up. The amount of work involved was more than what we were used to and we didn't have enough time in the day to do anything above just maintaining what the blog required.

We had to make a decision, if we truly wanted to see this blog grow and implement all the new ideas we would chat about, we needed more time. I needed to quit my job.

For the past consecutive months the blog has brought in more revenue than our two desk jobs combined- the financial side was covered as long as we kept up our current pace (and as long as the internet is still around lol)- but we didn't have any growth trends in place. Would she have to hire a photographer when my heavy traveling season for work kicked in? Would we be able to create more informational products while still being to keep up our current workload? Would Jadyn see her Dad always working even after work?

I knew my resume and the corporate world would always be there, and I knew it was time to start a new chapter…to begin working with Brittany just like how we were doing- but fully on our own schedule and not waiting for me to get home at 5pm before we started.

Don't let fear hold you back

Through wrestling with what to do long-term, I realized the biggest thing that has held me back in life is Fear. We have all been there before…

Fear of:
– change
– failure
– acceptance
– love

When Brittany and I first discussed the possibility of me working from home, the first thing I thought to myself was…

“What if we fail?”

It's a scary notion to think, leaving the comfort of a full time job to pursue an unknown. Even though I had helped Brittany grow her blog the last 2+ years, my full time job was our safety net. I was scared to let that drop. But it was also limiting us to pursue the items that we know will help grow her brand long-term.

This was an opportunity I was not willing to let go to Fear. I have come across this path before (As I mentioned earlier, food truck, social media agency, YouTube) and realized I am not going to let fear once again get the best of me and hold me back from that entrepreneurial spirit I had during college.

Besides, years from now, I don't want to look back only to say I was too afraid of failing, too afraid of change… too afraid to see my full potential. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, right?

What does this mean going forward?

Content 7 days a week!
This is something we're both really excited about because it's going to allow us to be more of a resource for you guys.

Blogging Tips
Even more in-depth informational products are on the calendar… ebooks, courses, etc.

More travel content
With my work schedule now freed up we only need to work around Jadyn's school schedule.

No more Saturday shoots
All the blog photos will be taken during the week days, which gives us more time to schedule ahead for other content.

We're getting an office
Just because we're working from home doesn't mean we want to work from home everyday (lol or coffee shops for that matter).

Anything else you guys would like to see please let us know in the comments below, we're really excited to brainstorm and grow even more and thanks for following along in our journey- we wouldn't be here without you guys!

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  1. Alina Ermilova May 2, 2016 at 3:38 am

    It’s truly how at this time and age we can create our own careers that we truly passionate about! Congrats to you both on the new change! <3

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  2. Jessica Rose May 2, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Firstly congrats on changing your career. You have to do what makes you happy in life. I really love the blog but I find it slightly off putting there is so many typos in this piece. ;(
    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Jessica Rose May 2, 2016 at 4:06 am

      Must be my computer as they are not there now!! *quickly hides under rock*

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      1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

        No worries! :)

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  3. Beth May 2, 2016 at 4:55 am

    This is the dream for many people I’m sure to really go full throttle into their blog and it’s so exciting you are able to do this! I cannot wait to see all the content you guys create now as this is definitely one of my favourite blogs to follow, it’s so exciting to finally see!
    http://www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Ashley May 2, 2016 at 5:03 am

    This is such an amazing, but scary step into both of your lives! I really do believe that you’re gonna go through it well and I wish you all the best. Can’t wait to see more of Thrifts and Threads of my feed now that Anthony’s working full time here! Yay. xx so happy for you two!

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  5. Erin May 2, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Cannot wait for this new content to arrive, congrats to the both of you for this exiting adventure!
    The Style Icon

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  6. Gisel May 2, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Wow! Congrats to you both, truly inspiring for the newbie bloggers (like me!!) out there. Can’t wait to see more content :)

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  7. DEMELER May 2, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations to you both! This is the moment that so many bloggers dream of. Cant wait to see more
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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  8. Monika May 2, 2016 at 7:39 am

    So excited for you guys! Me and my husband are heading towards this point too! At the moment he is the one at full-time job and I am working on the blog. But eventually we want him to work with me and not have to edit photos and stuff at late nights etc. Would you be willing to make a post on the streams of revenue from the blog? What stream do you get the most money out of, collaborations, ads… ? I would be interested to know, learn what to invest in the most.

    Love,
    http://thestyleventure.com/2016/05/02/lace-and-a-dress/

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    1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Hi Monika! This is a good idea for a blog post, thanks for following along :)

      Reply
  9. Tsahai May 2, 2016 at 7:48 am

    This post was amazing and so inspiring! Good luck with everything and looking forward to all the exciting things ahead!!

    http://Www.thestylehabit.com

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  10. Anonymous May 2, 2016 at 7:59 am

    YES! Winning at life! #gamestrong x

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    1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:06 am

      lol Chloé I love you! :)

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  11. Alyssa May 2, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I adore this post!! So inspirational and real! I love that you two are working together and so excited to see all the amazing content that is coming our way. xx

    http://www.fashionsensored.com

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  12. Nia Alleyne May 2, 2016 at 8:06 am

    This is truly amazing, really. You two are such a team, and I love the support you two share between each other. I love how “real” you two are, I really appreciate that. I wish you all the best and I’m sure you and Brittany will have very bright future ahead!

    Thank you!
    Nia Alleyne

    http://www.letswearblack.com

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      1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:07 am

        Lol! Thank you for following along with our journey! :)

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  13. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 8:09 am

    So so happy for you guys! Congrats on taking the leap :) I truly love following your journey and I’m excited to see what’s to come!

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  14. Manon B May 2, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Congrats !
    This sounds thrilling and I envy you so much/ I hope one day I will be able to pursue my dream to and be able to earn a living from it ;)
    Look forward to more posts !

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  15. Christie Lawrence May 2, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Big congrats to you both! I love that along with your street style photos you share all your tips on blogging. Such a great resource! It’s always inspiring to see people making a go of it outside of the corporate world. Congrats again!

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  16. Kaitlyn May 2, 2016 at 8:34 am

    You guys! Congratulations!!! What an amazing step for your family. The two of you are truly an inspiration to the rest of us who understand that fear of change. Way to go!!!

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  17. Lina May 2, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Wow! This post was truly eye-opening and perhaps a bit encouraging to get my act together with my personal blog. It’s very discouraging when I put content out there and don’t get the attention I hoped for. I would love to hear more advice from you both on how you truly made this a full-time career. I hate when bloggers sugarcoat things, but you are both very honest about it and I hope you can share more honest tips too! Best of luck!! xx

    Lina

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    1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Hi Lina, just keep sticking with it- I was like that when I first started- blog readership is all about consistency so keep it up :)

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  18. Thuy May 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I totally get you on the whole “real job” thing and explaining it to your coworkers. Also, the fears you had. I find that I experience similar issues even only 6 months into my blog except people don’t take you as seriously about you’re (I’m) not making money at this point. It always feels like a constant justification process to other people – especially loved ones. You just want them to understand you while you’re doing you.

    I’m glad you guys can chase your passions. I’m glad you guys have gotten the hang of working together. And I’m glad you guys have a supportive environment in the form of your past careers and your family. Congrats on this next step! Looking forward to the daily content.

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

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    1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Hi Thuy!

      My parents actually never supported my decision to blog unfortunately- but I chose to not let that discourage me. Sometimes you just have to focus on the positive and not let the negativity of others persuade to stop what you really want to do! Don’t feel like you have justify yourself- if you love it go for it! :) The people that truly want the best for you will continue to be there!

      xx Brittany

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  19. Catherine May 2, 2016 at 8:52 am

    What a dream, guys! Best of luck. Can’t wait to see all of the content :) xo

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  20. Christina Beauchamp May 2, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Wow, what an inspiration! I loved this post! Your growth in just a little over 2 years is truly remarkable! You guys are a great team! Any tips on growing readership and blog exposure?

    Once again, than you for the inspiration!
    Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

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    1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Hi Christina! Those type of dedicated posts are on the calendar… stay tuned :)

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  21. Jaclyn May 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

    This is so awesome and inspiring. Happy for you guys! Thanks for all you do and all your blogging tips, it helps more than you know!

    XO JAC

    justascreated.com

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  22. Skylar May 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Having just decided to leave my current job, this post was such a great read, at such a great time. It’s great to know that the fear of failing, or of things not working out is a common one, but also that change is great. I’m so excited to see more content from you both and can’t wait to see where you both go. Your blog tips are incredibly helpful and I am so grateful for all of the advice.

    Simply put, thank you and best of luck!

    xo, Skylar

    http://www.styledbyskylar.com/

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    1. Brittany May 2, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Aw thanks for following along and best of luck as well in your new adventure!

      xx

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    1. Anthony May 5, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      It always does, thank you Sabina!

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  23. Joelisa Jeanette May 2, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I am literally in tears right now after reading this, this is my passion to be a positive influence to this world and I feel that my blog will be that outlet THANK YOU for telling your story! I know if you can do it I can do it also!

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  24. Carolina Hellal May 2, 2016 at 11:43 am

    You guys are such an inspiration! Reading the good news makes so happy for both of you! Congrats!!! Can’t wait to see all the new content :)

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  25. Enchantment Quilts May 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Good for you. You won’t know unless you try. Best of luck.

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  26. Dalgy Perez May 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I loved reading this entry! So inspirational…I’ve put blogging on hold for a “real adult job” and I truly miss not only the fashion portion, but editing photos, picking shooting locations, writing content…I think it’s time to get back to what makes me truly happy! Thank you for this wonderful piece!

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  27. Anthony Sowri May 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Hey Anthony! I’ve been following your progress ever since your wife started posting about how she develops her content. I really admire what both of you do as a couple when it comes to raising a family and having great time management.

    You guys can seriously go from running Thrifts and Threads as a blog to a brand with the development of informational products. It will definitely leverage more from your audience, create more streams of income, and allow you to provide value in DIFFERENT ways to your audience. Look at how I found this blog! As a male style blogger and web/media entrepreneur, I understand the need to take the plunge and go all in on what you really want to do.

    Understand this: You are not your wife’s “tech” guy. Everything you learned in college and over the years with her blog has allowed you to reduce the risk of leaving your job. So now, you can learn even more, apply even more practical approaches to online content creation, and eventually apply this knowledge to other areas.

    I’m excited to see your progress and where you will go with this. Do not feel slighted by what others think. You have put yourself in the best position possible to overcome fear.

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    1. Anthony May 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Hey Anthony! (great name btw lol)

      I really appreciate your comment and inspiring words. It’s going to be an interesting few months as I try to pick which ideas I want to implement first without getting too sidetracked lol Now that I have more time, I can’t wait to show you, and everyone else, what we have in store :)

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  28. KK May 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Love this! So happy for you both! Keep it up!!!

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  29. Rachael Thomas May 2, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    This is such exciting news, and it’s amazing that you will both be working on this blog full time. You’re so inspiring and I can’t wait for seven days of Thrifts and Threads!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  30. Alyssa May 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    How you guys work together is so inspiring. My boyfriend is very supportive of my blog and goals (not to mention my favorite photographer), and I’m barley beginning. I have a job, but my true passion is writing my own content about x, y, and z. It’s so much nicer and comfortable having a supportive partner by your side.

    I’m really excited for your blog to have content 7 days a week! Congrats to the now Thrifts and Threads…TEAM! :)

    xo,
    Alyssa

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  31. Maysa Nazarifar May 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    This was so inspirational to read. Thank you for sharing your story and I am truly excited to see what the future has in store for you and your family! Sending you all big hugs!

    Sincerely,
    Maysa

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  32. Taylor May 2, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    So awesome you guys are able to continue this journey together!
    Looking forward to seeing all the new content and excited for the blogging tips.. those definitely helped me out a lot when starting my blog!
    XO.
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

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  33. Cassie May 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    What a great post, very inspiring. Good luck to you both your blog is great and I have very much appreciated the generous blogging tips provided. You only live once, go for it!

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  34. Lesley May 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Hi – this is my first time reading your blog. Well done for you quitting your job and joining your wife. It a brave thing to do and I think it’s great that you have shared your thoughts on doing so. Best of luck!

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  35. Jessica Reyes May 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Such an inspiration!! Always been a huge fan of your content and I can’t help but wish the absolute best for you and your family! <3

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  36. Kathleen Kennedy May 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    This is truly inspiring. As a college student struggling with making the right decisions for my future, it is nice and quite refreshing to see that this field of work is becoming more encouraged. It’s different to see that this career move is being praised, and I admire you both for that and all of your hard work. I am excited to see what content you guys have in store! Thank you for some inspiration as I power through finals week wondering what the heck I’m doing with my life.

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  37. Miki May 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I really loved this post and it was really heartwarming to read this. It took me a long time to start my own blog because I was afraid to open up and afraid to fail. I only just started a few months ago and I still am afraid to fail, but what I noticed from working the last 2-3 years in roles that I enjoyed was that my fear of failure actually drove me to succeed and go beyond expectation. I think you will have a combination of that, plus the desire to do well for those that you love. Furthermore, no job at any company is every really secure. I am very lucky to have my husband support me in everything I do and when it comes time, I would love to could retire my husband and do what we both love without the fear of not having what our social culture deems as “security” with other companies.
    I’m really thrilled to see and hear what you’ll both share! Thanks so much for this!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  38. Crystal W May 2, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Very inspirational and cane at the right time! You guys rock!
    -Peace and Blessings!

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  39. Crystal W May 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Very inspirational and came * at the right time! You guys rock!
    -Peace and Blessings!

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  40. Michelle Rocha May 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Your blog is one of my favorites, from the web, to IG, to snapchat. I feel connected to your style and your daily life. Reading this kind of post is what we need sometimes, something deeper and meaningful. I’m currently living in LA but I was raise in Costa Rica, I’m here trying to build a dream, but as you say fear is always there. Thanks you for this post, me and my husband love it and gave us the boost we need it to leave our fears behind and just swim.

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  41. Tami Kolbe May 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    This is such a great read and it has really inspired me. I would love it if you guys did a post on a day in the life of a blogger, your schedule, the way you go about running your blog. I am on the journey of wanting my blog to become my business too. I have been blogging sine 2014 and its grown so much since then. Thanks for all you do I love your blog!

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  42. Elizabeth T. May 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    First of all, congratulations! I know it must’ve been such a difficult decision to make, and I really admire your honest post about all of the difficulties, as well as fears, that you experienced leading up to the decision. Truly an inspirational post, and I know you’ll be able to help Brittany even more now :) Can’t wait to see what great new content comes to the blog soon! You’re both my inspiration!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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  43. JENNIFER ARMSTRONG May 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I attended a Fashion Stylist event where you spoke and was very impressed with how the two of you worked together as a team. Congrats on taking this next step. What an inspiration you are to the rest of us!

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  44. Elise May 2, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Hey guys! Thanks so much for sharing this post. I work full time as well as manage my blog (which is also like a full time job). It’s quite challenging to do both! I’ve also found that I have so many ideas to further the blog (information products, courses, etc) but it’s tough to action them when time is so limited. It’s very inspiring to hear this story, that it is possible to quit your job and work full time on the blog. But of course, it takes a lot of time and effort to get that up and running. I appreciate your honesty in sharing the journey.

    http://www.sheislight.com

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  45. Nathalie May 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Wow guys I applaud you both! It’s great to see you doing so well and living life. Sure blogging is a lot of work but you’re opening up so many more doors now that you’ll be working together.

    It’s funny because I mentioned it to Geoff the other day, “would you ever do this with me full time” and to my surprise, he’s open to the idea. Maybe one day!

    Congrats again!

    xo, Nathalie

    http://www.woahstyle.com/

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  46. Lindsey May 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I’m so happy for the both of you! This post was extremely inspiring and I look forward to seeing T&T grow :)

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
    BLOG: http://staystyledblog.com/

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  47. Melanie Noir May 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Love it!! Sounds like a recipe for success. After all, you’ve done your research, and this hasn’t obviously been a decision made lightly. Fantastic news moving forward, and inspiring for me as I am still milling around trying to sort out my shit :) Best wishes guys as I continue to follow.

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  48. Christina May 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I love following your blog, and especially all the great tips. This blog post was truly a pep-talk for me, as I’m also struggling between doing what I really love or keeping my safety net (full time job).

    Thank you!

    Christina
    fashioneclectic.com

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  49. NAK May 4, 2016 at 9:59 am

    This just spoke to me because I decided in a year I am going to pursue my dream of becoming a stylist and move to LA and lately so many things are speaking to me showing me that it is the right move to make. SO thank you for this post because I am definitely scared of FEAR and of not getting that pay check every two weeks but just to know I will have the time to do what I love makes me more happy!! Good luck to you both!

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  50. Auneetuh May 7, 2016 at 5:01 am

    This is so inspiring! My desire is to style and create media content. I know right now I am not at that place where I can do all this but reading about how far you two have come is motivating. Thank you for being so open and honest.

    http://www.thelotuspure.com

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  51. Desiree May 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Congratulations to you both! ¡Enhorabuena! :) It is such an inspiration to see how you two have achieved so much in so little time. I can only imagine how much work and sacrifice has gone into it. It’s an absolute pleasure to witness how supportive the two of you are of each other. #TotalPowerCouple Wishing you loads of continued success and looking forward to your future posts (which teach me so much about how to improve my space).

    Big hugs,
    Desirée
    http://www.fashionlingual.com

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  53. Gosia June 8, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    thats very interesting post and inspiring to me, I will follow this blog for sure and get more inspiration and great that you didnt fear. I think i should not fear too and try more things in my life. I prefer to not regret something all life and try.

    http://meganlike.blogspot.com

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  54. Ojo Agi June 13, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    This is seriously one of my favourite websites and this is such a happy post. I’m so excited for both of you and your daughter! This was such an inspiring read and I hope to have even only a quarter of this success with my art (and thanks to all your tips, I’m on my way)!

    Congratulations!

    xx
    Ojo
    http://www.ojoagi.com

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  55. Fashion and Frappes June 28, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I really needed to read this right now! Brittany – honestly, I cannot blame your parents because although my parents try to be supportive, it is something they don’t understand very well and it is difficult for them to see the potential. So happy for you guys (I know my congratulations are a little late in the day!). Fear is never a good enough reason to not do what you want to!

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  57. Ann Krembs September 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Well this is just awesome!

    You know what I love most about the “work” that you do. It shows LOVE. I mean, really, I can see love every which way in this partnership. Whether it’s Britany’s sparkly love eyes in a photoshoot or Anthony goofin’ and flirtin’ around on snapchat plus moments of tender care witnessed with Jadyn, there’s always love in your efforts. I wanted both of you to know that; I think it’s helping your success!

    Here’s to your job!! You two–no three, do a great job!!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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  60. Ali October 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this. I definitely have a lot of fear starting my new blog & I’m also shy about sharing it to family and friends in fear of their opinions. So far, its mostly positive feedback!

    For now, it’s just something fun to do on the weekends. But I’d love for it to turn into something more.

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  61. Nikshita January 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I am working in IT industry as my full time job while blogging staying as a hobby, something that is lying at the back of my mind , always asking me to make it big, I slowly have upgraded my blog and set up a schedule for it-posting only on Tuesdays and Fridays because with full time job that is all I can give for now. Because my blog is kind of brand new, I am not getting as good response for it as it should or I was hoping for. I know where I am lacking in but financially I can’t invest more but slowly I am saving for my blog. Niche being fashion and beauty, the blog can be success only if I provide good content decorated with colorful pictures but can’t afford a photographer for now or buy a camera for myself- CAN ONLY WRITE. Such hurdles coming my way, sometimes makes me loose hope but then I can’t give up on my passion either. I don’t mind if it takes another year to grow when I believe “BIG THINGS TAKE TIME TO HAPPEN”.

    I am new to blogging, like started in July on a free blogging site-recently in December I got a custom domain & hosting from my savings. I am learning about it slowly so, while looking for tips , I came across your blog and seriously motivating for me. I strongly wish to take my blog big-hopefully one day. Will keep visiting your blog now-to learn

    Thanks for sharing your experience and good luck for future.

    http://shoppingfix.in/

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  62. Alessa February 25, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Hi, I’ve been following your blog for years and I really really enjoy it!, I love to see the amazing changes you guys have been doing for every post, you guys are INSPIRING! I read this post and it totally got me, I’m a blogger but not full time and I have to be honest is scary to just jump into this amazing world full time!

    I have a question hope you guys answer, how much did you guys invest at the beginning, and how important do you consider investing in good technology and a professional camera for the growth of your blog?

    Thanks you guys so much for having this incredible blog that inspires me every day!
    Alessa Bernal

    http://www.alessabernal.com

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  63. Luyanda Lerato August 15, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Amazing feed.
    Thanks for sharing such good experience, its amazing how you navigated through conquering the energy and feedback that was put in you by other people at your workplace. It shows that we one can go far if we trust the inner voice within them.

    Thank you guys.

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