Thursday, July 15, 2010

TODAY....

....I handed in my notice at the day job!
It's taken a lot of planning and a lot of tough decisions but TODAY I did it!
I will be full-time self employed as 1st September 2010



I am terrified but I'm also SUPER excited....I have a list with the title:
'things I'd do if I didn't have a day job'
and it's heaving with possibilities (and lots of bad ideas too I'm sure!)
I am feeling totally exhausted now...I had a big meeting at work with The Boss and then had to make lots of phone calls to tell the other managers...and then I had to tell my staff, one by one (in person)....I'm truly knackered!!
plus I couldn't really sleep last night and got up really early (to do orders and make that special order felt box that's up there)...so right now I'm off to the Post Office and then for a celebratory glass of wine at the pub.
Hurrah!

57 comments:

monda-loves said...

woo hoo! Well done you. Welcome to the self employed club :o)

Monda
x

bakeandsew said...

Cor, it was a big day! Congratulations and all the best for the future!

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, that's exciting!! good for you!

sassypackrat said...

Congrats to you! I know you will do very well!

pop-i-cok said...

Yay! Well done! I did the same nearly 9 years ago and I've never looked back, you'll be fine :-) xx

jordiegirl said...

Well done, what a big day for you, you certainly deserved a visit to the pub afterwards.

Best of luck being self-employed.

Blhosh said...

Yaaaayyyy for you!!!! Full-time felt sounds perfect!

Jenevieve said...

Congratulations! Good luck being self employed, I would love to eventually do that myself! Well done for taking the big step. :)

Patrícia said...

Hi! Their crafts are beautiful

I am Brazilian and I wonder where I can find these eyes for application. Thank you

Bagladee said...

OMG YEY for both of us....is there something in the air? I am truely chuffed for you Sarah. If there was anyone that derserved to spread their wings in the crafty universe its is most def you!!! Big congrats hugs xxx

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Sarah, I think that is a spectacularly good idea and well done for being brave and going for it!! I know you will be an even bigger success when you can commit yourself full-time to your business!
Congrats and good luck!
Alixx

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo... goog for you, I would love to do that.... one day eh... go girl!
Losh

Sam said...

OMG well done! Its something i would love to do, and only dream of doing, you are so clever and organised with your makes i have no doubt you will do great! Good Luck
Sam x(",)x
P.S. Dont suppose you could show us how to do your storage boxes, they would so useful in my house!?x

Rachelle said...

Congratulations! My spotty mushroom box looks lovely. I have to remember it's a present for my sister! Thanks a lot and good luck.

Gillian said...

Mucho congratulations! Wishing you all the best! G

Maxine said...

How exciting! Congratulations and I wish you every success in following your dream. X

Eli said...

Good luck being self employed!!!
I did that exactly 10 years ago and I'm still here full-time, nights included, working...
Eli

greetingarts said...

So happy for you! You're going to go far, enjoy your well-deserved wine.

Roberta said...

Congratulations, I've always been impressed at your productivity here on top of having a day job. I'm sure you'll do all sorts of incredible things with your additional time.

Enjoy that glass of wine, it's well deserved.

Kayleigh Bluck said...

good for you!
all the best, no doubt you'll be extremely successful :)

dottycookie said...

OOOOH! Congratulations!

French Knots said...

Congratulations! I have been reading your blog for a long time but am a lazy commenter. You have worked so hard building up your business, developing your lovely products and truly deserve your self employed success.

Sky said...

Congrats!!!

picciolo said...

I'm glad it went ok sisterini, I was thinking of you! Enjoy your glass of wine
xxx

Andrea said...

Congratulations! That is such a big deal, I wish you every success in your new adventures :)

Kim said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! I was wondering when you had time for a day job with all the crafting, anyway! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hurrah for you!! It WAS totally awesome, exciting news!!! Chuffed to bits for you - you're such a success already, can only keep on improving.World domination part2 now in progress!! Wishing you the absolute best for the future!
Big love & hugs
Juliexoxo

Mermaid said...

Wow, well done you. I was never sure how you coped working and running paper and string.
Good Luck and enjoy yourself.

Zoe

shell said...

Wow, very exciting for you. xx

twiggypeasticks said...

huge congrats !!!
Twiggy x

Jessie May said...

I wish you lots of success, you truly deserve it.

Lyn said...

Yay!
I'm sure you will do wonderfully (as you already are) :)

Ateliê Mil Pedras said...

Oh!! I thought you already was self employed...=O
Maybe this just show who good you are with this hole think.
Congratulations!! And succesful!
Or mayba....
Omedetougozaimasu!^^

Marta said...

Congratulations Sarah. It takes a lot of courage to do that. Wish you all the best.
Kisses

Marta

http://pitinhosdamarta.blogspot.com

Frogger said...

Oh I am so so happy for you. You are an inspiration to many. I have plans and I hope that one day I may see them work out as they have for you.

~xx~

PixieBelle said...

Sounds like an exciting yet terrifying day all in one!
Good for you though! You run an amazing business, especially as you could only commit part time before. The scope for new ideas now is endless! Best of luck to you!

jojoebi said...

congrats! very exciting and very nerve wracking, can't wait to see where you take paper-and-string next!

Laura said...

Congratulations Sarah !

Julia said...

How exciting! I'm so happy that you are able to enjoy your felt-y business full time and not having to work around the day job. xx

The Clip Cafe said...

Good luck to you!! What a great time for you - doing things you love each day :-)

Letty said...

Congratulations! I always admire those who choose to start their own business, I think it's a dream for me many crafters but to take that step ....! Wish you lots of success and most of all: fun!

Meli said...

Sarah, congrats and all the success in your full time pasion! Mel :)

louise35flower said...

Congratulations! I gave up the day job for good a couple of years ago now and have really loved building and developing my own business to suit me and my family. It is the best!

Hazel said...

I am sooooo jealous and sooooo happy for you! I also nominated you for an award on my blog (link on profile). WELL DONE! x

Astrid said...

Good for you, all succes for you with your passion.

Tiff said...

Congratulations on taking that step! I'm sure your totally relieved that is over with!

Rustyhammer said...

Well done and congratulations!

Ann said...

I didn't realise you had a full time job as well as Paper And String. You create so many new things, I really thought it was your only job!
Good luck. I'm sure you will do well.

Sarah said...

Huge congrats Sarah - I remember that day only too well - back beginning 2003 *gulp* can't believe it's that long ago now! Enjoy your time now that it's all yours xxx

MitziMakes said...

waaay!! how exciting!! well done, i think paper and string is absolutely wonderful, and its all up from here :)

Indigo Blue said...

I have been away from the computer this week and only just seen this!!! Congratulations. massive but exciting step which I am sure that you have carefully planned down to the last detail. Best of luck now and for the future Sarah you deserve to do very well indeed!
xx

jo-and-lily said...

How very exciting! Good luck to you Sarah x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well done on making the big decisiono; wishing you the very best of luck :-)
Anne xx

poppet said...

ooh, how exciting (and a little bit scary) I'm sure you'll prosper though, you seem to do everything so well.

Good luck,
c x

Big John. said...

My first post on Sarah's blog and this is just to let her know how proud I am of her. It has taken a huge amount of work to get this far and you have my full support and love. I'm 100% behind you and know this is the right choice in life..I know how happy this will make you and will do whatever I can to help you make this a HUGE success. John.
XXX

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

How exciting and yes I can imagine the butterflies. Wishing you super success. Well done you, you go girl...

smeeta said...

Congratulations! Your work is lovely!! Im sure you will do really well :)