Update: Summer Sun 2010

>> 09 June 2010

I'll be the first to admit it's been a wee whiley since I last updated this blog but just for the record I want you all to know I have not abandoned it. It's just that suddenly it's summer and suddenly I find my dance card filled with good things: a new job and a new beau. It's all good. Go me!

Since I'm not one to kiss and tell, I'd rather not discuss my love life on the Interwebz. So let's focus on the job, shall we?

After 20 years of self-employment in a very fulfilling career, sometime last year I simply just got burned out. My livelihood was labor intensive and subsequently my hands were developing symptoms of repetitive strain injuries. It's also worth noting that the type of service I provided was a luxury for most of my clientele and with the economy such as it is, said services were the first to be cut from their budgets. Things got so bad that I wound up finding myself as the poster girl for the new economy so at the end of last year I closed my offices for good.

It was a bittersweet day when I actually closed up shop but there's truth in the platitude "when one door closes, another one opens." The day I closed my space -- in fact when the movers were loading my office furniture into the truck -- I received offer to work and travel for 10 days in the Bahamas. That was last January.

For months following that gig I searched, searched and searched for a new job. It was pretty daunting. Back in February a former client contacted me to book an appointment and I informed her that I had closed my office space but asked her if she knew anybody who was hiring. Then three weeks ago, quite suddenly out of the blue, she offered me a full-time job with health benefits! No interview! No resume! Just an awesome job with an ASAP start date. What's more: my new job requires experience in working with Final Cut Pro (of which I do not have) so now in addition to fulfilling the duties of my new job I'm also being trained on new software!

I started two weeks ago and while some may call it a job I call it an tremendous opportunity. The best part is I really, really love it. I love my boss; I love my co-workers. Plus, I get to work on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, so it's all pretty swank. However, in less than three weeks our offices will be relocating and the commute will be way more convenient. But I have to admit I'm going to miss Beverly Hills just a teeny bit.

In light of these recent developments I want to share some thoughts I have in mind for this blog. First I'm going to scale it back quite a bit for the summer. I used to post at least once or twice a week but for now I won't sweat it. But if you really need a tutorial on something that I can help with you, please feel free to contact me. If you're really curious what I'm up to, come visit me on my other blog (which happens to be a seasonal blog and we're in high season!) or hang out with me on Tumblr (although I have to warn you that my Tumblog often features stuff that is NSFW and oftentimes NSFK).

Of course, as time allows I'll try to peek in and see what my other blogging pals are up to so I will most certainly be around. Until I return, I hope you all have a cool summer, yo! >.<

P.S. I have a "follow back" policy if you follow my blog. If for some reason I have failed to do so, just nudge me. I'm happy to follow back!

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