Yes, I know it has been a ridiculously long time since I have updated. So, since I have had an extremely productive day getting things done around my house, I figured this would be a good time to do this as well. So what have I been up to these last few months? Work, work and more work. Very exciting, right? Well, I have been extremely busy, there have been a lot of changes with the organization of the company. We got a new CEO that had all kinds of wonderful plans on making things bigger and better when actually what happened is they tried to grow too big, too fast. So we had a major down-sizing about a month or two ago. Everybody but three people lost their jobs in Ohio, and 20 more in Michigan including other designers and corporate people. They also fired people in Chicago and Tennessee. It was a very tiring and emotional few weeks, all my friends lost their jobs with no notice and I got to keep mine. I can only attribute this blessing, to God watching over me and taking care of me. So, once all of the Ohio people except for me and my supervisor were gone, guess who had to take EVERY appointment? Yep, every single appointment for the last month or two has been given to me. I am convinced that I have driven on every road in northeast Ohio. So needless to say, I have been extremely busy with work. Things are still uncertain with the Ohio branch of the company, but they are continuing to move forward and are continuing to give me appointments every day. They are still paying my gas every week, so I'm trying to lay low and not say a word!! Meanwhile, I have still been working with my own clients from my interior design business. So all of this keeps me running. I’m renewing my substitute teaching license for the fall so I will be able to do that as well.
Im starting to really get burnt out on interior design and am struggling with wanting to “shelve” it for awhile. I’ve been educated in this field and have 10 years experience so I struggle with knowing what to do. I’ve been feeling really tired of it lately and with all the ups and downs in the economy, my business seems to suffer first. Interior design is a luxury item and when in a financial crisis, I’m the first thing to get crossed off the list. Its just been very stressful, not just for me, but everyone in the field.
So in other news, I got 8 inches cut off my hair and donated it to “locks of love”. I was so excited to do that, I’ve always wanted to and finally got the chance.
I purchased a new laptop. If I had that to do over again, I wouldn’t have gotten one so big, its heavy and hard to carry around! But I really love having the mobility!
The street that I live on had a garage sale, so me and a few others
participated in that and made some nice cash. That really helped me to clean out some much needed space in the house. This house is more than big enough for one person, but between all my stuff, and my business stuff, and my job stuff, it is full! It was nice to be able to get rid of some things and make room.
Went to Kennywood with them
. Had a great time with my little nephews.
Overall its been a great summer and I cant BELIEVE its Labor Day!! Where did the time go? Looking forward to a busy fall as well, and I'll try to update more often!