I know that it is tough to see the light when you have someone tell you "When one door closes... another one opens" especially when you know that the door is closing for good. I have heard this time and time again... and I have to tell you that this past month it has never rang so true.
When I gave my notice at Tattered Angels I had no idea what I would do professionally beyond that. I just knew that I needed a change. I knew that at some point I would have to find something else to generate an income and with all three of my kids attending school, it left some time available for me to explore options. I truly had no idea where to start looking and truly felt I would just take some time to discover what it was that I wanted to put into this industry and go from there. I treasure the opportunity to gather myself, bring it all back to the basics and slowly find that new path. I think we all owe it to ourselves to take an opportunity to evaluate where you are in life... and adjust accordingly. It was time for an adjustment... and I can not express just how grateful I am for the support of friends and family through this transition. Words can not describe the outpouring of calls, emails and Facebook messages that have comforted me... protected me and lifted me through this transition. I am so grateful for good friends and the amazing relationships that I have made through our move to Colorado and through working in the scrapbook and craft industry.
Through some amazing friends have come some amazing opportunities. I am taking my time... working through some details, but am so grateful for the wonderful things to come and the beautiful people that I get to work with.
First off... most have wondered just what I will be doing now that I am not an employee of Tattered Angels. Well... I am going to do some independent contract work with various craft manufacturers. I want to help companies develop their education, social media and product development/performance. To start, I have been offered a wonderful opportunity to work part time from home for SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L and have gladly accepted.
I officially started October 1st, but will hit the ground running November 1st with the aid of our new Global Marketing Coordinator. I will be their Creative Director and handle media and manufacturer relations, social media, design team maintenance and coordinating the creative aspects of CHA. I am so grateful to work for such a wonderful company. I was able to tour the facility while I was in Europe earlier this month and I am so impressed with the precision of their operations. I want to take my time, do things right and go from there... I love what I am able to do and give into this industry. I am grateful for wonderful friends that I have made that continue to bless and protect me and for the opportunities that I have been blessed with. It reminds and confirms to me that the scrapbook and craft industry is a wonderful thing to be a part of, and I am so grateful to be a part of it.
So this is the beginning... of new adventures... I am so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to what the future brings.