When you're trying to get used to a new life, you spend a lot of time kicking around ideas of what you're supposed to be doing.
Does this fit into my new life plan?
Is this what I want my life to look like?
And you also hit on a lot of practical ideas like...
Should I cross my fingers for new freelance work?
Should I teach drama at the kids' new school?
The bottom line is, you weigh your options. Adam and I have been weighing my options for a couple of months, and while I've been incredibly fortunate to work on some amazing freelance projects, they are somewhat sporadic. (I one time spelled that word "spurratic" and a friend of mine oh-so-gently corrected me. And then laughed. I've never spelled it wrong again.) Of course, I love freelancing and hope to continue, but I was in the market for something more stable.
Adam and I agreed that if I could find some sort of job from home, that would be best. We do still have a Hobbit home all day. But jobs, by and large, are hard to find...and at home? What was I going to do? Cold calls? I'd pass by editor positions at magazines I'd love to work for, but they were always in-house and not in Colorado.
Long story short...miraculously (does anyone else realize there's really no such thing as coincidence?) a scrapbooking company that had jumped on my radar in searching for product to use for my new papercrafting book, was hiring.
They are Webster's Pages.
So I applied. And I got the job. And while my kids were off having a brilliant first day of school, I was home having my first day of work. And loving it. The owner, Brandin, is not only smart but completely relatable...and that goes a long way. My only complaint is that she doesn't live next door. I think we could rock some morning coffee.
Here's the big announcement on the WP blog!
Their products are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and I am already loving going through all of the collections, mostly drooling. Great for scrapbooking but also for mixed media...and I've got an idea for some wall art that might get the Webster's treatment!
(Aren't they beautiful?)
I love that they are vintage, but still vibrant. I am, after all, a color girl!
So, yes, I'm going to be working with the crack team at WP and I am one blessed girl for it.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:4