Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Direction

So I know I've been "absent" waaay too long. You all must think I've fallen off the planet. Well, at least the blogger planet. I've joked for awhile that I have three jobs, decorative painting for my numerous clients by day, furniture and other cool stuff for my Etsy clients and then of course blogging. I must say, the words you speak, often become a reality.
If you know me or if you have read anything about me, you know that I went to college to become a mechanical engineer. I worked as an engineer for several years and then had my first son. As my company downsized during a recession, I found myself at home with a toddler. We had just purchased our first home, so I got busy transforming walls, furniture and a nursery. Then, my sister-in-law and I added some murals to the hallways of our church. These events were the beginning of my decorative painting world. Friends and family started requesting painting projects and my business was up and running. My schedule was flexible and when the kids started school, I worked around their schedule. It was perfect! I always thought I would return to engineering someday. My youngest graduated form high school in June and I felt the that time was nearing. I assumed it would take months or a year even to find the right fit for my very diverse background.  I was wrong. I got serious about sending out some resumes one weekend and saw several interesting things out there. I literally received an offer two and a half weeks later. The job was a perfect position to transition to engineering. An engineering technician position in a very new biomedical engineering company that was opening a small office in Charlotte. I am the 4th permanent hire in the office. The plan is to transition to engineering in 6-12 months. If you are curious about the company and what we do, check us out here. We are in the process of updating the website. I am super excited!! It all happened so fast I just haven't had time to blog. I've had numerous painting projects to wrap up. I will still be available for small painting projects and of course plan to keep my Etsy store running. I'm still hoping to blog a few times a month on the more interesting projects and I will keep you posted on the growth of our Charlotte office! Would love to hear your comments!
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