So, I feel like I’m due for a catch up post. I’ve been a little MIA from the ol blog the last 2 weeks. SO much is going on right now in my life…lots of change and hard decisions. Last week I packed up my bags and said farewell to working at Jedidiah. I had been working there as a freelance graphic designer since Rylee’s birth, although I still had a space there in the office that I worked out of. Everyone joked that I was the “in-house freelancer”. A very fitting term in fact. And prior to working as a freelance graphic artist, I worked as the head of design for 6, count them, 6 years! Now that’s a long time! I started out as a baby at 20…straight out of college. So many memories and relationships have been built through the company that it’s hard to even wrap my head around the journey I’ve been on….a journey that I decided to end last week, for now anyway. I cried a little as I was packing all my things into my car. I didn’t think I would get emotional because I knew I was making the right decision and following my heart….but with so much history there, I guess I was fooling myself to think that I could hold back the tears. I just came to a place in my life where I knew that something had to give. I was trying to juggle too much. I wanted so badly to be able to do it all, but in my heart of hearts I knew that meant sacrificing being the mom that I wanted to be, and want to be, for Rylee. And with that, my decision was made. There have been a number personal (art) goals I have been wanting to pursue for years but just haven’t found the time, and I now feel the freedom to chase after those. And while that probably means not making much money for a while, I am really ok with that as long as I’m doing what I love, proud of the mother I am, and working towards an end goal. So alas, my re-brand just might be a reality in the next few months and the beginning stages of my very own invitation line just MIGHT be in the works. (I’ve been dreaming of that one since age 8). OHHH weeee the possibilities! I’ll keep ya updated on the process. Thanks for joining me on the adventure. Dreaming up some good stuff for this ol blog here too! Change is good. Real good.
And on another note, the little lady is 11 months today. Next month, we won’t be counting in months anymore…but in YEARS! Um excuse me! P L E A S E S T O P G R O W I N G. I’m already late in planning a party. Nothing over the top….but something special. Any brilliant theme ideas? I’m off to stalk pinterest.