Friday, October 19, 2012

Change is in the air...

Well, not only is it a change in seasons but there are many changes happening in my life lately! I love Fall, so I'm not entirely upset about the cooler weather, the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, and the fact that I don't need to mow my lawn anymore. I love wearing my sweaters and boots and taking walks on a crisp fall day. The air is different. You can smell it. And it smells good. 
There have been so many things going on here that it is honestly disgusting how long it's been since I've been able to post. But here is the explanation. 
Eight years ago, I left my career behind, to raise my children. I would not have traded that opportunity for all the tea in China. I loved being home with them and just getting to experience every milestone with them has given me a lifetime of memories. Never regret that decision. However, my goal when I initially changed careers from the corporate world to being a full time mom (who started and ran two businesses out of her home) was to eventually go back to work when my youngest was full time in school. 
That happened this year. 
And so... 
After school started in September I started the tedious task of sending out my resume to what seems like the WORLD, and what do you know...I got a job!!
I can't tell you how excited I am about it. Full time. I'm heading back to the corporate world and I'm thrilled that my experience and the fact that I have developed additional skills at home running my own businesses has enabled me to go back to work. 
With this new challenge ahead of me, I am now finding myself having to re-prioritize everything. 
Now it's my kids and work first and jewelry design second. 
But I am still going to do my best to make it all work out. I truly love and enjoy designing and will work that into my free time because it will help me wind down from the day. Plus craft fair season is right around the corner and my local shops still need jewelry restocked. 
I thank everyone who has stood by my side throughout this process. 
Starting a new journey is fun though nerve wracking but extremely rewarding. 
I hope you'll all stick with me and send encouragement along the way! I'll need all the support I can get! 
And so I embrace the change. :)
Have a great weekend! I've got some work to do.


  1. Congrats Kristen!!! I'm thrilled for you and wish you all the best in your new adventure!!! You deserve nothing less than awesomely amazing!! :) Miss you terribly!

  2. account!! The above message is from me, Carey :)


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