Then I quit and opened a bead shop while I was undergoing IVF. Very satisfying but not exactly a highly respected career path.
Now I feel unemployable.
Yes it is a cliché. Yes I am a cliché.
This week has been a week of decisions. When we moved into this house last July I had a vague notion that the back room in this house would make a good studio space. This week after months of study stress, husband stress and most of all children stress, I decided I would go back to work which led to the startling discovery that my qualification has been superseded not once, but twice while I was off making and raising children. I am studying something else entirely, something I like with a long term view to move into a different career. I am not interested in upgrading a qualification in a field I ultimately have no intention of working in.
If I want a job I have to upgrade or get an administration job. B.O.R.I.N.G.
Instead I started looking at retail space to rent so I could reopen my shop. Of course it was not long till common sense kicked in and I realised after the 2012 we've had so far there is no money in the kitty to do this. Even with the stock and fittings I still have.
|My old logo|
It was annoying because my time in the shop was some of the happiest and most relaxed times in my life. I was so sad we had to close up when The Little Man was about 18months old because the arcade was renovated and we could not afford the post renovation rates.
I looked at the back room and had a light bulb moment.
So I am busily working toward setting up my studio and knocking out a few sample pieces before Uni goes back and my time is once again limited.
Classes in beading, Art Clay Silver and a variety of other little crafty gems will recommence in the coming months. I'm so excited and inspired. I do love a good project!
It feels like coming home.
Have you had any potentially life changing light bulb moments lately?