My bud Michelle Stimpson reminded me earlier this week that today is a big anniversary for me {that’s what friends are for, right?}. I was so busy focusing on what’s coming up that I almost forgot to look back! Four years ago today, I threw my own Independence Day party {on 7/7/07} to celebrate my freedom as a self-employed entrepreneur. Hard to believe it’s been four years since I left my comfy corporate gig to spread my wings! It was scary, for sure, but it also felt like a dream come true. 
Still, I never dreamed of the amazing things that would transpire in the coming years. At the time, I merely hoped I’d be able to attract and retain enough clients who needed creative copy writing and consulting. I knew my soul was malnourished and my creativity needed a jump start. But I had no idea what was in store. Four years ago, I hadn’t even thought about finding the courage to have a second child – and yet I was pregnant mere months later. Back then, I never dreamed I’d also give birth to an art career. I didn’t foresee how much I’d adore inspiring women as a speaker and teacher. I had no idea that such amazing friends – both near and far – were just around the corner, waiting to be found. Yet here I am. 
And there you are! To celebrate these four fabulous years of freedom, I’m giving away FOUR gift certificates to my Etsy shop – each worth $25. Wooooooot! I hope you win!!

To enter, simply leave a comment below. Simple as that. 
For bonus entries, share the sweepstakes with others via Twitter, Facebook, your blog, etc. – then leave an extra comment & link for each of those online actions {up to 3}. Enter by noon central on Saturday, 7/9/11. Winners will be chosen by and posted here over the weekend, so be sure to come back and see if you won! 
Good luck and thanks to everyone for your support and kindness over the past four years!