Good day friends!
Just a note to tell you about a journey I am on so you'll understand if I'm absent from my blogging duties for a bit. I don't intend to be, but life may get in the way, as it often does.
In addition to our Powell Brower Interiors business, I have owned a government display business for the past 22 years... until today. Whoa, that sounds so weird. The business was my father's and I took it over, and sadly put my decorating career on hold to run it. But, during the last few months I have decided to close those doors, since my heart has not been into growing it anymore. I just want to be creative and do decorating and art and grow our design business.
I was fortunate enough to find a buyer to purchase my business, but part of that deal was ME - he wants me to help him transition into the business. So, I am going to work for someone else for the first time in 40 years.
I will go to someone else's office, not down my hall. The fax and business answering machine will not be going off in the middle of the night. I won't be able to have my wet hair in a towel or pluck my eyebrows while at my desk...at least not for a while, until I figure out this new schedule. I will have to go 9-5 some days during the transition to train the new owner and for him to train me on his system, but it will most likely be part time for the next 3 months. Then I need to decide if I quit altogether or work a few days a week for my old company. It's so nice to have the option since I can tell you it's a scary thing to be almost 60 and completely change what you've been doing your whole life.
I'm trying to embrace this change (after weeks of tears and fears) and I have a wonderful support system around me. 'Spring' (if it would just hurry up), color, art, design and blogging, my friends and family, all give me hope that my life will be better in this new direction.
Thanks for listening. It's all part of the process for me to not internalize it and to peel off the layers, to be true to myself.