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!

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28 comments on News!

  1. Congratulations Emily! It’s great news (I hate “I’m working on something but can’t tell you” posts).
    Good luck!

  2. Cara says:

    This is fantastic Emily. So happy and excited for you and I think you will see huge success in this next season! Brilliant :-)

  3. Congratulations E. it’s a great feeling to be your own boss & have more space to invest in creative things. As we’ve just passed into the Celtic New Year since Wednesday perhaps it is a good start to the year. ;)

  4. Jess (JessinBelgium) says:

    Congratulations Emily and so well deserved. I cannot wait to read what comes out of this new creative focus! Best wishes.

  5. Dawn says:

    So exciting! The very best of luck with your plans!

  6. What fantastic news Emily! Well done for taking the leap, it sounds so exciting, I hope one day I might do the same. I can’t wait to read all your new posts :-)

  7. julie says:

    I can’t wait to see where this road takes you :)

  8. Katie says:

    Exciting news! I remember chatting about this dream when you visited NYC earlier this year, and it’s coming true!

  9. Kristin says:

    As a fellow freelancer, I’m especially excited for you and your fantastic news! I can’t wait to see what new projects, posts, etc. you get to work on now. Congrats! x

  10. Cait says:

    Congratulations!! Very excited to see the creative stuff you’ll be doing!

  11. Many congratulations Emily! Truly very exciting news, we trust the best is yet to come for you & Michael. x

  12. Best of luck Emily! It’s a big step – welcome to the freelance world.

  13. Congratulations Emily! so excited for you!! I know exactly how you feel, so fingers crossed that in a few months time you’ll be wondering why it took you so long to make the move! :) All the best!

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