Hey there! I’m Meghan and this is my outlet for all things creative and informative (and sometimes just what’s on my mind). As a new mom, wife, and creative mind, I spend a lot of time (my husband might say too much) on Amazon, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Google looking for tips, advice, design ideas, and everything else under the sun. It occurred to me recently, while unpacking everything I didn’t use from my hospital bag, that I was WAY over planning based on other people’s suggestions. I’m a pretty low-maintenance person and it seemed there was very little out there that really reflected that type of personality. Thus began The Factual Fairytale. A real world take on the most beautiful life.
This story begins 15 years ago in suburban Minnesota when I choose Apparel Design and Development as my college (and I thought) career path. Well, that lasted all of 4 years of schooling when I realized it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I love design but the real life fashion design world wasn’t what I expected or wanted. I ultimately took a job as a personal shopper at a local bridal boutique hoping to use some of my education while figuring out what I wanted to do with life. After working in almost every department of the very large bridal boutique, I found myself in their corporate offices as a buyer and merchandiser, then graphic designer, technology manager, and ultimately marketing manager.
During that time I had my 10-year high school reunion and reconnected with friends I had lost touch with in college. I also happened to meet (or re-meet?) my now husband, Nick. It’s safe to say attending the reunion was the best decision I’ve made in life. At the time we were looking for a Marketing Manager at the Wedding Shoppe (a role I eventually took on) and he was looking for a job in Marketing. We started talking work, and I suggested he apply for the job (at a wedding store?! yeah, not likely 😉 ). We exchanged contact information for “job purposes” and thus began our whirlwind relationship.
Three months after our first date Nick took a new job and “to be closer to work” moved into my townhome. It was really just an excuse to make it official and not have to live out of a duffel bag. Six months after that Nick proposed and 15 months later we were married on September 6, 2014. We started trying to get pregnant a year after our wedding and after some ups and downs welcomed our beautiful baby boy January 6, 2017.
After 10 years in the wedding industry, 6 years in marketing I decided it was time for a change. We had a new baby at home, I was ready for another new adventure, and I wanted to be able to stay home with our son. I decided to leave the wedding industry and focus on building our own company helping mom’s like me navigate a new life without losing your old life. I’m not an expert but I do have a different take on life and I feel it’s my duty to share my experiences with the world 😉 . I hope you enjoy a look into our life and thanks for joining us on our journey!