Well it has become official. The store I am currently working with will be closing their doors. I'm expecting the store to be closed before Thanksgiving. Bummer, huh! I've been with Bev and the Scrapbook Cupboard for 5 years!! Yup! 5! Seems like a long time but it's been some of the best times of my life.
So, what now? Well I've got a ton of irons in the fire and hopefully one of them will pop back out at me and let me know it needs some attention.
No, No, No, I don't really hope to get burned, I'm just so overwhelmed with the thoughts that are going through me. I *almost* said I was never at the closing of a businesses doors but then I reflected that I used to belong to Corporate America and I was there when Nellie Mae was swallowed by Sallie Mae. The difference between then and now - other than the awesome stock option package I was given with Sallie Mae? Well, a lot. A real lot!
I still have all those people to say good-bye to. Co-workers, friends, customers... I still have to clean out my desk (cabinet space), I still have to find another job...
I'm very fortunate. Very, very lucky. When I was laid off with Nellie Mae, I had another job waiting for me. I was 6 months pregnant with my first child and that was to be my new job. It was a wonderful time, not having to worry about money (because I cashed in those stock options of course!) and just spending the time learning how to be a Mom. Now, well I've got options out there too!
Donna Maligno and I have teamed up to create KD Craft Concepts. We will be striking out on our own, at least partially, to bring some of you regulars a taste of Donna and Kim classes and events. In what capacity? Unknown at this time. We're still hashing everything out. I will also mention that, I've gotten a few other offers as well and will be exploring these very soon. I'm hoping to find a new place to teach on a regular basis, we'll see how it all works out. - That's why the irons are in the fire, I need to get rid of some wrinkles and I need those irons HOT! :-)
I'm sure you'll be seeing me posting more. October was a miserable month... I was sick most of it. And this month, we are awaiting a new arrival to the family! My Sister will be having a baby girl soon. So, whether photos of the new baby or photos of new classes and more information about where I will be, I'll be in touch!