I can't believe I've neglected to share my big news! When I realized I hadn't told you all, I couldn't let any more time pass - I came rushing straight to my computer. Mostly.
A week ago Monday, I gave notice at my office job that I would be leaving. I did it.
I'll let you take that in for just a minute.
Ready to move on?
I know I already let on to the possibility, but here's the whole scoop:
The wifely half of the couple that own the studio where I have been teaching piano lessons has accepted a full-time faculty position at a local college. She asked me if I'd like to take on her piano students.
I know, right?
I pretty much squealed and jumped up and down - on the inside. I was, in actuality, much more subdued and professional about the whole thing.
You all know how I've struggled at my current job. I'm not even going to link back to previous posts about my job. I don't want to look for them and remember the bad stories. So, the opportunity was presented to me to do something I really love. It's not full time and probably only barely counts as part-time. But it's time enough that I can't balance the office job and the fun job.
To be honest, I will be taking a serious pay cut. This makes me very nervous. But I can't *not* do this. The way this door has opened for me - I didn't force it open or even knock, it was opened for me - leads me to trust that it's the right thing to do. My Provider knows my needs, and I'm not just talking about the financial ones.
I am more excited than I can even manage to express to you about this new adventure in my life. And you know that's something - when words fail me.
There are a few other things afoot as well.
My second photography class started tonight. It's definitely going to be a challenge, but I'm really looking forward to everything I'll learn (and to sharing my pictures with you).
And there may even be a new little etsy store opened up before this year is finished. That one's more of a long-term goal, but I'm working my way there slowly.