Thursday, February 21, 2008

Big changes on the horizon

I have been sitting on some news for awhile, doing some research and making sure of my situation, and finally, imparting the news yesterday to my wonderful 'boss' at my part-time job. I will be finishing out 2008, then re-retiring to take up my art on a full-time basis! This is the scariest, most wonderful thing I have ever done for myself, and something I have wanted to do for a very long time. But practicality had to prevail... bills to be paid, food to buy, etc. However, due to some strange fluke, I happened to work for a company that offered things like pensions, retirement 401k's, health insurance... it was a worthwhile investment of my time and effort -- 34 1/2 years with them, to be able to walk away 5 years ago with a full retirement package! Then, after relocating to Flagstaff with my hubby, I went to work for a wonderful office part-time doing work I have loved and meeting and making friends with a really neat bunch of people. So it makes this move a little bittersweet, and yet what a wonderful way to end my working career, knowing that I have been able to help a relatively new business grow, and that my efforts have been appreciated!
So now I have time to prepare myself for this giant leap into the creative process, and I know it's going to be a wonderful leg of my journey! More to come...

1 comment:

Plain Jane said...

congrats on your impending entry into full time artistry! It's about time, says I! :-)