August 22, 2010

Seasons of Change

Oh my! It seems sooo long since my last post. Lot's of changes going on for me. For one, have you noticed my new blog face lift? The lovely Karen Valentine over at Valentine Designs has created a lovely new header (from pics I sent) and also adorable sidebar tags. Her prices are extremely reasonable and she is a doll to work with! If you want to add a little pizazz to your blog, contact her. You'll be glad you did.

Other changes for me ~ After much prayer and thought, I gave my notice at my secretarial job. I've decided to follow my passions and dreams and try to make more of a go of my love for buying & selling home decor/accessories. I have rented space in a local shop, and this will give me more time to put into that...treasure hunting, creating, restoring, etc. I also hope to open an Etsy shop in the near future. I'm excited to begin this new venture in my life and this will also allow a little more freedom and simplicity in my schedule. I've heard it said “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I know full well that God gives us our passions and dreams for a reason, and I LOVE being a dealer, so I feel as though I'm stepping into this new season of my life with His blessing.

I may also pick up a few hours a week at a local retail shop, just to help with a little extra jingle in my pocket, but it will be very part time.
So here goes.... !!! I'd love to hear your thoughts & comments and will eagerly read them.

Blessings and Hugs to each one of you!
Karen

5 comments:

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you on your new adventure, I think it will be fun♥

I love your header and those clocks, I always look for them but haven't had any luck lately!

Rondell

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for the shout out! Congratulations on taking a chance and following your bliss. I was forced to take that plunge and I have never looked back. If we believe in ourselves and our talents... anything is possible. I'm so happy for you!
xo,
Karen
Valentine Design
My Desert Cottage

Barbara Jean said...

Karen,
I am so happy for you! I am blessed to be able to do what I enjoy, and you will soooo love it!! I cannot wait to see how things go for you.

Thanks for the comments on my blog about my JOY tag. It is a great idea to have a little tree of them at Christmas. But for now, wait till you see what I am gong to do with them. Think you will love it!!

Blessings new blogger friend.

barbara jean

A Cottage Muse said...

Watch out world ~ she is off and running and not looking back! I can't imagine your booth looking any better and am anxious to see your Etsy shop!! Good luck and have lots of fun!!

Pam said...

You go girl!! I only wish I could be brave enough to do the same. Carry on with your dreams...we're all only here for such a short time. You're an inspiration. Hugs, Pam