Wow, it’s been a while since I posted–a lot has been going on, though.  August has been somewhat of a whirlwind month.

In the first week of August, I left a job that I had held for the past eight years.  In the process of looking for new employment–in the same field–I came to the decision that I just could not do it.  I’ve been in accounting for 20+ years and I’m tired…I’m burned out, and the thought of returning to an unknown office environment did not bode well.  It was time for a change.

After discussing the financial situation over with my husband, I decided to try to make a real business of my wood working/cnc hobby.  I thought I would be met with resistance, but he was, and is, very supportive of my decision.  Going out on your own is such a huge step, not to mention risky.  We initially decided to put the house on the market and start looking for a smaller house.

In between packing, painting, and all the other crap that goes with putting a house up for sale, I managed to make some new items for my shop and get them up on my Etsy site.  I took out a couple of ads on my favorite blogs, contacted a consultant about my website–which I’m still working on, and I’m happy to say that business is actually good!  It’s not where it needs to be, but it is growing, and I am now starting think this just might work!  Each week has brought new sales, new contacts, and new learning experiences.

But the best part of this decision is that I am able to be home with my son, which is something I have not done since he was born.  I am loving it, and believe it or not, I think he is too!

I am grateful for the experiences I have had in the 20 odd years of my accounting career, but right now, this is where I need to be.  Who knows where it will lead.  That is what is so wonderful and exciting!

Eco-friendly notebooks from fellow Etsy Seller Happy Dappy Bits–I love this quote…and the notebook!

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