Why did you leave Retail and start working for yourself?

After a year and a half of living in San Francisco and spending every weekend I could exploring wine country and navigating San Francisco’s Dining scene I realized my passion was within the Hospitality, Food & Wine Industry. I also wanted more time and flexibility to focus on my blog. I left my Retail job at Gap Inc. and took a few months to travel and really think about what I wanted to do (which I highly recommend, Bali was the perfect place for this exploration). In June 2014 I started my own company, Emily Martin Events & Communications and pursued my dream to blog and write more extensively.