Big Risk, Big Reward

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I'm back!!! Welcome to MODERN WIFE LIFE!  Woooooo!!! I created Modern Wife Life as my new platform for sharing inspiration, tips, advice, and thoughts in my new chapter of life as a wife.  Modern Wife Life will grow with me through future milestones. Yes, I'll still have posts on fashion and beauty, but also career, marriage, family and creating a beautiful home and a beautiful life.

I spent about 7 years building my blog, Always Dolled Up.  I started it when I was 18 years old, a freshman in college.  I am proud of the persistence I poured into Always Dolled Up to take it to 6.5 million hits.

Why start over?  1) I love building businesses. 2) I need a fresh start to live creatively beyond fear.

I took a risk when I started Always Dolled Up.  I risked being judged, criticized and rejected for sharing my thoughts and ideas. However, big risk, big reward.  In 7 years my blog led me to an internship in New York, to the London College of Fashion, to Zappos in Las Vegas, to Zulily in Seattle, and ultimately to finding my incredible husband, the love of my life.  None of those things would have happened without Always Dolled Up.

Yes, I was judged. My personal character was criticized. And at first it shook me. I felt diminished. For a moment I felt it wasn't worth it to blog anymore out of fear of further rejection.

But when I wake up every morning in sunny San Diego next to my incredible husband I remember that God gave me a gift. He gave me the the gift of relating to, inspiring, and helping people through the unique platform of blogging. And sometimes you just have to put on your blinders, keep your chin up, and follow your calling.  Big risk, big reward. I can't wait to see what God does through this platform.

I sincerely hope you will join me on this journey through Modern Wife Life.

Mrs. Dylan Jahraus

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