Tuesday, June 1, 2010

preparing for my next phase

Does anyone else get behind in blogging? I feel so guilty when this happens. And its almost like when you don't call someone back. The more time that goes by, the harder and harder it gets to pick up the phone. I've been terrible at posting lately. But here is what I have been up to...

I've been trying to get things in order before I start my new job in 6 days. This past year has been one of my toughest, and in many ways one of my greatest. Among many others in this terrible economy, I lost my job. A design job I really loved and when you work for a small company, it is very hard not to take it personally. My life felt turned upside down.

But almost always something good comes from something bad. Losing my job, gave me the nudge to open my etsy shop and start this blog. Something I had wanted to do for some time. And it allowed me to freelance and explore the possibility of permanently going that route. But after much soul searching I realized that working full-time for myself is not an option at this point in my life. It's a difficult path in this economy and even harder when you are single and do not have a spouse's income to fall back on. I have been yearning for stability and good benefits and people to interact with on a daily basis.

So I am thrilled to be going back to work. And thrilled to be working for a great company and entering the next phase of my life. I feel lucky. Next Monday I will be starting at Target, working in product design & development. I'm going from working at a 12 person design agency to working in-house for a huge corporation. I think it's going to be a great experience and I'm so excited for the opportunities that await.

In my last few weeks I have been busy tying up loose ends and also preparing for an upcoming out-of-town show, creating many new items. And last weekend I escaped for a few days to my family's cabin. So I'm hoping with more structure in my life I will get back into blogging regularly. And I hope you will still follow and read along :)


  1. Congrats again on your new job! I'm looking forward to pulling stuff of the shelf at Target and saying "my friend totally designed this, so in your face!" =) Or something less aggressive... Hahaha
    It was great meeting you while you in this crazy year, and it will be great seeing where you go from here.

  2. Haha, For sure! Thanks Shanon. I should also point out its been a great year having the opportunity to get involved in W7. I've met some great friends :)