Friday, June 24, 2011

I just quit my day job!!

I've been anticipating this post for a while now but wanted to wait until it was official. 

And now it's official.

I have four more weeks as a grant administrator and then I will officially be a full time silversmith and mama! 

Our reasoning behind coming to this decision was based on the fact that, as I touched upon in this post, our little Alice will no longer be able to attend her current daycare program after this summer. We spent the last few months researching our options for her care in the fall and just have not been able to find anything we felt comfortable with. SOooo...

Alice will be attending a special preschool program 4 mornings a week (during which time I will be busily working away in my studio and trying to build my little business) and in the afternoons she'll be home with me! I'm excited that this will also mean more time with my big girl, who is going into 3rd grade and will no longer need to go to her after school program!

I can't even begin to tell you how I feel right now. Relief, joy, anticipation.

A little fear. 

 But this is definitely cause for celebration!! In fact, I feel my first giveaway coming on! 

So stay tuned!

For now, I'm off to celebrate with a fruity cocktail concoction of some sort!



  1. Congrats Julie! All life choices are a bit scary in the beginning but your business will just flourish. You're so talented and I know if I had more dosh I'd order regularly.

    Much love to you 4. <3

  2. I am very excited for you Julie! I wish you the best of luck with this new venture. And hey - more time with the kiddos is a great thing!

  3. Congratulations!!! Exciting times ahead for you!!! :D

  4. Congrats!! So exciting!!

  5. yay! i can't wait to steal you out of the studio some morning so we can go have coffee!

  6. Thank you all so much for the kind words! I'm really quite excited about the whole thing!!

    Aimee, yes, we'll definitely sneak away for a coffee or two!

  7. Wow! You are so brave for doing what you did!