Saturday, March 15, 2014

Getting Ready for Spring

Spring brings Change
I know it's not spring yet....but it's getting very close. 
This week...the 20th.
I love spring. It's my favorite season.
Everything seems new and fresh and full of possibilities.
Totally loving all this spring stuff.
Would love any and all of it in my home.
Vases of spring cuttings are so divine!
A wild willow spring wreath for the front door.
Oh....I love this so...
Ah...the perfect rustic chair filled with pink impatiens.

I haven't been here as much as I normally am the last week and that's because
I've got big changes coming.

I've been going back and forth about a new job.
Interviewing, drug tests, background check, paperwork and's final.
I start a new job on Monday.

Next week I'll have lots of training to go through.
And then the next week I start it full throttle.

I'll be selling furniture for a major furniture store.

Odd...I know for me...cause I really like used furniture the best.
But I know about furniture and I can talk furniture and design
and this just seemed like a good thing for me to try.

If it works out...I can make a nice living from it.
If it doesn't....well...I will do something else.

It's hard out there for a middle aged single woman.
Very hard. 

I've done without insurance and benefits for quite some time
and this seemed to be the best solution.

I can do something I'm interested in that has the potential to pay more
than what I'd make if I went back to doing graphics and marketing for a company full time.
Which always involved many many hours of unpaid overtime.

I'm hoping this will lead to a well balanced life.

At least I hope so.

So next week....I may be sparse with the posts. 

I have things here I am working on that I need to show.

But I'll just have to do the best I can do.

Wish me luck. I need it.


Stacey said...

Nita, I bet you'll be great at your new job! You have so much experience and insight with decor. Wishing you the best.

Cynthia Myers said...

This makes me SO HAPPY to read!
I wish you the best.
You have such a great eye and wonderful taste and you definitely know design! You also have a fabulous and funny personality so I think you will be a great success.
I know that you've said how hard and underpaid graphic design and marketing can be and you, just like me, would also be facing ageism. It's not fair but it's a sad fact of life most times.
So many employers don't realize how valuable a mature worker is and how we have a stronger work ethic. Sigh.
I'm in the same boat of course, struggling to make ends met and trying to figure out how to stay in the pot and not jump into the fire....
Congrats my friend! I wish you luck but I know you won't need it!
xoxoxox - Cindi

Donna Wiley said...

Congratulations! Your new job sounds like a good fit. With your design background and love of interior design you would be an asset to any showroom. Plus,it's good your getting benefits.
Good luck!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Congratulations! It sounds so promising and talking decor sounds enjoyable.

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Congrats on the new job! Good luck next week

TiKiMOOSE said...

That is wonderful news! I hope you have fun next week and sell lots of furniture! Maybe soon, let us in on where you chose to work.

vintage girl at heart said...

Good Luck on this new chapter. You will be a wonderful asset!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Good for you, Nita! It sounds like the job for you. Too bad I'm not closer so I could come to you for advice when I'm finally ready to spring for a new sofa! I'm glad you'll have good benefits so you'll have less to worry about. Best of luck with your week of training!

Lee said...

Congrats on the new job! Wishing you all the best~with your wonderful eye and good taste, you will develop a great client following. I am so happy for you and look forward to hearing more when you have the time.

Sonia said...

Congratulations Nita! You will do an awesome job and can help so many with design and furniture selection as you are so talented and have remarkable taste! I think it will be something you will really enjoy. Will be sending good thoughts your way. Your post is beautiful...I'm so looking forward to spring and have a few daffodils blooming in my yard...the rain today is helping too!
Miss Bloomers

Custom Comforts said...

Love that pillow in the first photo. It is so spring.
Congrats on your new job. Starting a new job is always a mixture of excitement and stress. I think you'll be perfect for this job. You are always critiquing homes on the blog and are so good at it. This should come very natural for you. And yes - it is hard for the single woman out there. But I love my independence and can't see myself ever remarried.
Good luck!

Heidi said...

Great mix of Spring pretties, and great news about the job! Congrats!

barbandemily said...

Congratulations! I'm sure they'll be fortunate to have you - hope you enjoy your new job! Barb

marty said...

Of all the blogs I follow, YOURS is the one I absolutely never miss ~ I always find beauty and inspiration here ~ AND TODAY was no exception. Breathtaking! I so hope that you find your new job a harmonious fit for your soul and your spirit. I know I would be thrilled to have you assist me in selecting furniture ~ you should do well.

pogonip said...

Lots of luck, Nita! You have talent and drive--I know you'll not only succeed but flourish too!

Blues said...

Dear Nita, You WILL do great! You have such a creative sense and a wonderful eye for design. You have a lot to offer in decorating ideas and color. I look forward to hearing about all your new adventures in furniture selling! Best wishes, Nancy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am hopeful this will be a wonderful move, the right thing to do for sure. Just so excited about it, and you are right, its damn hard! You will do well, you really will. I will love watching you have the extra cash you deserve so you can enjoy life a little bit more. xo

Traci Creel said...

What exciting changes! I bet you will be wonderful!

Teddee Grace said...

Best of luck with the new job. Put your energy where you need to.

Patricia Goins said...

So excited for you! This may just be the perfect change to "spring" you into a more balanced life :) Congrats and best of luck!!

awal.ny said...

Best of luck to you. Sales can be a very good job if you like what you are selling. I wish you well on your new adventure. Alaina

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Congrats Nita! I hope this works out well for you. I only know of one "major" furniture store in OK and their initials are MB. Is that where you are going to work? I totally get the ageism thing out there.

Scribbler said...

I am so thrilled for you! With everything you have to bring to the table, your employer is lucky to have you.

You will have to show us (when you can) what kind of goodies you are representing.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is such good news. Selling furniture when you're into decoration will be interesting. I'm sure you'll help your customers make the right decisions. Good luck for that first week of training.

Kim said...

You are going to do GREAT!!!! Trust your instincts and you'll be fine. Break a leg cuz' I know you won't need luck!

Kit said...

Good luck with your new job! With your style and know how, you will do great. :) Kit

Miss Kitty said...

Yeah, Nita! Yes, your design skills and just plain ol' good taste will serve you well in selling furniture! Learning the computers at new jobs is always the hardest for me. I hope everyone at your new job is nice to deserve it.

Melanie, said...

Congratulations on your new job! Great to see God's provision for you. There's always a learning curve when starting something new, but I'm sure you will get the hang of it and do wonderfully. All the best!

Twinkle Terrior said...

That is wonderful news !! So happy for you and will be thinking of you :)