This week has been full of great things. I did a working interview on Monday for a local dentist. The interview went great, nice office. They said they would make a decision and get back to me at the end of the week. Thursday rolled around and at about 2p.m. I got the call giving me the job. I am so thankful as I have been out of work since June of this year. I am a little nervous about starting out again somewhere new but it will all work out I'm sure.
Friday was the Grand opening of The Boo's Gift Shop in Virginia Beach. I am just one of the local artists selling their work there. They have a lot of talented artists supplying their work. Here are a few pics of inside the shop.
I finially filled my etsy shop. I have been dragging my feet because of my lack of computer skills but I figured if I kept doing that I' d never open my shop. So I jumped in with both feet and listed my items, I couldn't be happier. Here's the link if anyone would like to stop by and browse.http://www.etsy.com/shop/shannonroland
Today has been really productive. I got so much done, which is great after having a killer migraine yesterday. I am so excited I had a meeting today with a woman who is opening a boutique featuring local artists and she offered me a spot to sell my artwork. I can't belive all the good things that are coming to me. I owe a lot to Kelly Rae Roberts for her wonderful e-course Flying Lessons. It has been like a art blueprint for me guideing me along my journey . I will post some pics soon of the work I'm putting in the shop.
I havn't been on in awhile and the reason is I've moved in with my sister while I get things back on track. I am having lots of fun hanging out with my sister and talking and laughing about silly stuff. I am fortunate to have a sister like Kari, she's my best friend and biggest supporter besides my parents. We are already plannning to go to a flea market tomorrow to hunt for treasures. I can't explain how good I feel ,even though things were turned around for awhile I am coming out on top and have a plan. I am just taking it one moment at a time for now and the rest will fall into place.
I am going to be MIA for awhile as I concentrate on my job search. I feel I need to really focus all my attention on this. Since losing my job in June it has been difficult and I've been stressed but trying to stay positive. I know things can only get better, but as a single mother I feel I must concentrate on getting a new job first and everything else has to wait. I will continue blogging soon and hope you understand. Thanks for all your support.
This weekend has been nothing but work, yardsale on Saturday and grocery shopping today. If you don't think grocery shopping is work then you've never lived in a 3 story walk up. I am trying to develop a catapult that will shoot the groceries into the apartment, no luck so far.Well one good thing about shopping is that my daughter will quit bugging me about little things like eating. I have a painting I'm working on and can't wait to finish it and post a pic of it. Yesterday I did get my Epson printer I won on e-bay, can't wait to hook it up and put it to use. Tomorrow I have two working interviews ( I don't get paid for these),hopefully one of them will come through.It's getting really hard to be positive and to "cast my worries", I just seem to go pick them right back up. Faith, not as easy as you think.
Today I hve been feeling a little tired and stressed. I have been looking for a new day job. Worrying about money, rent,etc. I keep trying to be positive , I have gone to so many interviews that it feels never ending. I do want a job where I can be happy but right now I'll settle for a steady paycheck with health benefits.
This is my first blog and I'm just jumping in with both feet. I recently finished a great e-course from Kelly Rae Roberts and I decided I'm brave enough to do this. I am a mixed media artist with a dream of making this my full time job. But is it really a job when you love what your doing? I'm so ready to find out.