Anyway... back to the topic of work. I have already made the decision not to go back to my old job at the kitchen cabinet company. It was a great job and I enjoyed working with Tara, but I want to be able to spend as much time with Callie as I possibly can. The sheer fact that going back to that job means commuting 30 min. each way, every day, is enough to take it out of the equation. So that rules out that option.
I already know that I could go back to a job at Chilliwack Decorating Centre simply because my old boss is constantly telling me that I'll "always have a job there!" And its nice to know that I have a fall back. But I still don't like the part where... I have to go back to work! :)
So this has left me with a bit of a predicament. Financially, we could probably manage if I stayed home as a full-time mommy, but it would mean having to REALLY pinch our pennies, and would most likely mean longer work days for Jon. So again... not a wonderful option.
All of this has led back to my interior design possibilities. I originally did my interior design schooling with the thought in mind, that someday, I could hopefully do it from home. Its the kind of career that could very easily be done from one's home and that aspect of it was just the icing on the cake for me.
But now comes the tricky part... making a name for myself. Not a literal name, because as you can see, I have already come up with that. I've had my business cards printed and am ready to start handing them out. What I'm talking about is getting a client base started. Its not easy to start out on your own, especially in something as competitive as the design field, but I'm really hoping that through word of mouth and even just getting some small jobs under my belt, I'll be able to get enough work to pay the bills. AND get to stay home with my beautiful little girl. All in all, a win-win in my books.
So.... here's a little plug for my "business" (though I would view it more as 'consulting'). If you live in the area, or know of anyone in the area (Fraser Valley), that is looking to do a little re-decorating, or needs help picking paint colours, or wants a furniture plan drafted up, please give me a call! I'd be happy to assist you. No job is too small :)