Friday, January 11, 2013

OMG!!!

My stomach is full of butterflies and my heart is stopping once in a while...

For quite some time now I was thinking about leaving our office and starting my own business. During our 'cold days' in November and December when temperatures dropped below -30 and I was stuck at home, I've got a taste of being my own boss. I have few clients for whom I provide bookkeeping and accounting services. Yeah, I know - the data entry is not the most exciting thing but I do create reports and financial statements, provide analysis and calculate taxes too! To tell you the truth, the bottom line - I liked it. I liked it a lot!

Couple of days ago I've got brave and talked to my boss. It was hard. I was his first employee and I worked there over 5 years. I'm glad that the conversation is behind me. It went smooth and there was no drama. Next Friday is my last day of 9 to 5 job and a first day of freedom (and hard work)! What that means? Well, let's see:
  • no more two-hour drive to/from work (I can spend 2 more hours stitching every day [smile])
  • I can wear perfume again
  • I'm very independent and not the best team player - problem solved, the only team is me!
  • I can stitch during my lunch hour
  • I had flexible hours, so no change here
  • no more steady paycheques but sky is the limit on earning potential
  • now I have to find my own clients but with December 31 and tax season just around the corner I don't think that it will be a problem
On the stitchy note - I was working on the 'Songs of the Season' a little and on the pincushion. Here are the pics:
another motif completed
The whole pincushion is stitched with silk floss over one. The stitches are so tiny!!! I love this piece.

So far I'm a good girl, no more 'new starts' until something gets finished. Now, back to stitching!

So long my friends,
Evalina

37 comments:

  1. Good luck. It sounds very exciting!

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  2. Wow! Congrats to you! I hope it is smooth sailing for you. Keep us posted!

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  3. Good luck, makes sense if it saves you driving and gas. You'll have to be disciplined. A change can be invigorating.

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  4. Congratulations on becoming your own boss! I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. Great progresses, as well, and great that you'll have more stitching time every day :)

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  5. Congratulations and best of luck with your new adventure!! Very pretty stitching. You are brave doing so much over one.

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  6. I have a feeling that your new business will be a great success, congratulations. Great progress on you stitching.

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  7. Evalina hi.I wish good luck in business.It is more than advantages,but also it is more than work.I wish good clients.Good embroideries, stitches accurate.I embrace.

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  8. way to go girl :) good luck in your new business adventure there certainly is a lot of pro's for it :)defo the more stitching time ...lol ... beautiful stitching too :) love mouse xxxxxx

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  9. I wish that your new business will be a great success..
    congratulations dear...Great progress on you stitching xx

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  10. Good luck with your new business venture xxxx

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  11. What a wonderful way to start off the new year. CONGRATULATIONS for going for it. Great stitching!!!

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  12. How exciting for you! Good luck in your new venture. I would love to work from home and be my own boss.

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  13. Songs of the seasons looks great. This one is on my wish list!
    Good luck with your own business. My husband almost did the same thing when a job fell into his lap almost 5 years ago. Sometimes he wishes he could go back as he isn't liking his job any more lol
    I'm sure you will do great!

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  14. Good luck! So excited for you! I would LOVE to say good-bye to the 9 to 5 world and work from home. And I know what you mean about perfume - my office doesn't allow it, either. So happy trails and I hope you get TONS of new clients right away!

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  15. Wishing you nothing but good luck with your new endeavor!
    Songs of the Season looks lovely...

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  16. Your stitching looks great.
    Congratulations on your new job and many blessings to you in the coming year.

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  17. I know how scary your new venture must seem. Hold your chin up--you're brave and strong. Stitch well using your skill mixed with love.

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  18. Good for you for striking out on your own. It won't be easy, but I have no doubt that you will make it a success. It sounds like it will really suit you better.

    Love the progress on both pieces.

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  19. I wish you all the best in this new chapter of your life.

    Lovely stitching!!!!!

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  20. Grand, NEW start to a new year - good for you! More time for your beautiful handwork...may 2013 be prosperous for you - XOXO

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  21. Congrats & good luck in your new business! How exciting!

    Beautiful stitching. I really like the red floss.

    - Lisa N.

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  22. Oh Evalina, congratulations on taking the plunge to be your own boss. Good luck, I know you will do a great job. Awesome progress on your pieces.

    Linda

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  23. Oh boy! You go girl being your own boss. With everything I have read about you in your posts over the years you can do this hands done. Congrats to you on finding some extra hours in your day. Good luck and keep us posted on you success!

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  24. Best of luck with your business! Hope it's all perfect for you - and stitching increases!
    Your projects look so lovely and you go so fast anyway - I can't imagine how quickly they'll grow now!

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  25. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Good luck with your new business, wishing you uch success.

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  26. Hurray for extra stitching hours! Songs of the Season and your pincushion look great!

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  27. Sounds like you thought about the ups and downs of working for yourself and it really sounds like the perfect situation for you. Your sampler is really pretty too!

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  28. Good luck with your new business! I wish you every success.
    Songs of the Season is coming along wonderfully!

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  29. Good for you!! I wish you lots of luck in your new venture.

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  30. Good luck in your new venture. You can do do it. You stitching is beautiful too. B

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  31. Wish you every SUCCESS in your new road! I love pincushions, I can't see to do small work anymore. Thank You for checking my blog out.
    www.artrageousquilter.blogspot.com

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  32. Glad to meet you through Vicki's blog hop. I look forward to seeing more of your stitching! Best wishes on your new work endeavor!

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  33. Congrats on making a change for the better!! Lovely progress on your WIP's!!

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  34. Great good luck on your new venture!

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  35. All the very best as you venture out on your new adventure. Good luck let us know how it is going

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