Update: This blog is on hiatus for the holiday season. The new job (see below) and family obligations have made it very hard to keep up, and I intend to make sure this blog is a quality one, with well-researched posts. I must say... I don't want to jinx it, but I am really enjoying the new job, and the beauty of having coworkers again. While I get used to my new schedule, it is too ambitious for me to try to keep up with this blog, the kids, and life all at once... so the blog is taking a little rest. I will pop in again at the end of January or so, to give a fresh perspective.
Today, November 4, 2013 (when I first started this post), I am beginning a new job. Many things have changed for me this month. All of them good, as far as the big picture is concerned, but I am now moving into a new season in my career, in motherhood/familyhood, and in my life.
So I got a bit quiet for a moment, (now it is November 17th as I write this) as I always try to remember that while the blogosphere often feels like mass friendship, is actually a bullhorn of sorts.
Here's the thing:
I got a new job without looking for one. I saw one job that interested me, put in one resume (written for that job only), interviewed at a few levels a few times, and I got it. I felt it was a sign from the universe, so I took it! To do this, I had to undo some agreements I had already made, not take on new projects, cancel some pretty expensive obligations, and make some people wait longer than they wanted to for me to honor some promises I had already made, and made some people angry, all because I couldn't spill the beans on a job I couldn't be sure would turn out as I expected. So, yes, it was a bit messy, but had to be done. (Note: I did negotiate in the time for the Speakeasies I had already scheduled, although tomorrow's speakeasy is now cancelled, due to very light interest.) If you are waiting for any answers from me, and haven't heard anything by late this evening, just reach out to me, and I will respond.
So, now, here we are... and things are just lovely. This is not a fashion job, but it makes use of skills I have acquired over my career thus far, and gives me a much more predictable schedule.
So, what about the Speakeasies? They will continue to be carefully scheduled, whether led by me, or by a beloved sewing colleague, and as valuable and focused as ever. Due to limited interest in the Spring Speakeasies, I have removed them from the blog until people start asking about them again.
By the way, thanks to the garment district, I also have a killer work wardrobe (and more supplies to expand it) now, too! We are business-casual, which is just perfect.