I have some news! For a long time, I’ve been waiting to share this news with all of you. I was surprised how much I’ve wanted to share this on FCV for many months and keeping you all out of the loop felt a little dishonest. It always drives me nuts when bloggers announce they’re working on something amazing but they can’t share it with readers just yet. Infuriating! So I didn’t want to give any hints until I knew exactly when I could share the whole story.
Yesterday I finished up at my day job and took the big leap into freelancing, writing, blogging and creating full time. My goal for this year was to be in a position to do this by the end of 2012, so it’s very exciting that it’s happening two months early! It’s also a little terrifying, and Michael and I have had a lot of heart to hearts about the new plan, but it’s really happening. I’m relieved and excited!
My day job, where I’ve been working since January, wasn’t a good fit for me. I had a feeling in my gut from the beginning that it wasn’t the place for me, but I felt I had to give it a shot. Well, sometimes the lesson is to listen to your gut. My poor family and close friends had to listen to me hem and haw over whether to leave for months. Thank goodness that phase is finally over and I can talk about other things again!
You’ve already seen a few of the projects I’ll be working on in the future, writing about marriage for Snippet & Ink and wedding DIYs for One Fab Day. I’ll be continuing to collaborate on a book with my dad, and working on a few other book ideas of my own. I’ll be teaching craft classes for adults and camps for kiddos, and I’ll finally have time to work through the long list of ideas I’ve been stashing away throughout the year.
Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about what makes me happy and what doesn’t. I now know it’s nearly impossible for me to sit at a computer all day long, and I really like to be out and about meeting people and learning about the cool things they do. So in addition to the other projects I have going on, you’re going to get a lot more posts about goings on in Dublin, tips for enjoying my adopted city, and even more of my day-to-day. I’m even working on a few radio projects that will hopefully see the light of day in the next few months!
Now, for the most important part. Thank you all for reading, for supporting this space that I love so much, and for keeping me creative for the last two years. I’m excited about what’s to come and I know I couldn’t do it without all your lovely comments every week! FCV is only going to grow from here!
Until next week, have a happy weekend!