07 March, 2009

Bright Days Ahead

Sorry about that.  I didn't mean to take such a break.  I've been plugging away on a few projects, but none have really been going anywhere.  My doll quilts are almost all done and ready for shipping.  Project Improv is slowly moving forward.  And all has been put aside to get that baby quilt done. Life has taken some unexpected twists and turns lately.  Some great (a pipsqueak of a nephew) and some not so great (hospital visits and such).

The good thing about such times is the opportunity for reflection.  Actually, the motivation to force yourself to regroup.  That's the same thing, right?  Sure, life is crazy and will only get more so in the coming months.  It's a perfect time to launch a new career!

I've decided to make a good and honest woman out of myself.  With quilting, that is.  I'm putting together some class notes and a few pitches and I'm going to get out there and try and convince someone to hire me to teach.  I've been thinking about it for over a year, but haven't had the nerve or the commitment to do it.  But with the return to work looming and the prospect of a few more years at a job that no longer excites me I decided I had to do something. I still have to go back to the desk job, but with Hubby's support I'm taking the plunge, and the time sacrifice, to launch this new path.  To be honest, I'm quite giddy about it.  If only the girls would coordinate their nap schedules a bit better so I can get more work done!

Any tips from you pros? Any notes from the dedicated class goer? 


True Blue Nana said...

Good for you!! If I was younger I would pursue teaching quilting. If you have a vision, follow it!!

mau said...

It never hurts to try...what they going to say NO, then you go to the next but never let go of your dreams.Besides if they say NO their lost.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I don't have any advice other than to follow your heart - I'm working on heeding that bit too :) Hope your fam is healthy.

amandajean said...

just from reading your blog, i have no doubt that you would be a great quilt teacher! i hope it works out for you. that would be the coolest job ever!

I still haven't sent your scraps, but i hope to SOON! :)