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!