The end of an era and the start of a whole new adventure

I can’t believe it’s here already: my last day working at the day job! Six short weeks ago I handed in my notice to concentrate on my little business, Clare Gets Crafty, and I’m super-excited to be starting a new adventure.

It wasn’t an easy decision to leave the world of PAYE but I’ve been lucky to have the support of my wonderful husband J and all my lovely colleagues at the University of Birmingham.

I’ve set some ‘new job’ resolutions to keep me focused over the next few months:

  • Enjoy what I’m doing – remember that craft is first and foremost my hobby and something to love.
  • Be less stressed – juggling family, home and work is never easy but I’m hoping that doing something that makes me happy will make me a less stressed and happier person.
  • Have more quality time with my boys – N starts school next year and I’m looking forward to having more energy to enjoy the last months with him and W at home.
  • Take it one step at a time – I have a tendency to plunge head first into things, but I’m going to be strict and give myself time to learn and develop.
  • Get out there and meet people – I’m determined not to be holed up on my own at home every day.  I want to meet fellow creatives and get involved.
  • Get dressed before 8am – working from home doesn’t mean neglecting personal hygiene or resorting to wearing leggings every day!

I will be starting my ‘new job’ officially on 6 October but for now I’m going to have a gin or two, spend some quality time with my boys and enjoy my new-found freedom!  See you on the other side…

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mrs P says:

    Congratulations on your new venture, and yeah for Gin
    Are you really serious about getting dressed before 8 am ???

    1. I’m still going to have to get my boys to nursery so I don’t really have a choice!

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