432: my new old half day job

melissa averinos

November 3, 2010

I thought I'd take a little breaky-break from Quilt Market recap, ok?

Back to reality: I started a part time job today. Yes, really.

At least the boss is super hot. That would be my fiance, Stuart. I'm back at my old day job (in-house artist for a screenprinting and embroidery shop) for 20 hours a week.

I know it's considered gauche to talk about finances so I feel like I can't really be as honest as I would like to be. But I'm not going to hide it either---- it's a hard time to be in business right now.

As much as it is a bummer to have to take on a part time job, I am lucky that I have this position to go to. I like the work and I'm good at it, the pay is good and my boss is my fiance. Really, if I have to work a regular job, it couldn't get much better. It will allow me to keep pursuing my dream of making a living doing what I love.

I know. I bet you thought that I was all set with the fabric and the shop and the book.  See how tricky appearances can be? Reminder (to myself and you): Don't judge your insides by other people's outsides.

I  will be reassessing this winter. Taking stock of what is working and what isn't and maybe trying some new things. I might be asking for your feedback on that stuff, too!

I'm feeling a little vulnerable about sharing this, but you know me. I am who I am and I can't pretend to be anything else. Thanks for your love and support!

And now here is a cute little scratchy tree, just so this post isn't naked:

xo, melissa


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