It always makes me sad when I revisit friends’ blogs and they’ve been abandoned, left for cyber space to claim. Much like this blog. However, I can tell you that since I last posted in January life has taken a turn for the best. I was offered a position with a boutique advertising agency in March (Friday the 13th to be exact) and haven’t looked back since. I am thrilled to be in a creative environment again and haven’t had a second thought about my decision to leave the higher education industry. It might also have something to do with the amazing people I work with each day, my ability to sports jeans at work or even the fact I can bring my dog, Mosby.
Speaking of Mosby, we celebrated his 2nd birthday on June 17th. Those amazing work people I just told you about even made him a celebratory hat. I’d venture to say we enjoyed it more than him!
In between park festivals and birthdays, I visited my best friend and met her and her husband’s new baby. I lovingly call him my nephew. He’s adorable, right?
Jason and I have also been fortunate to celebrate our engagement recently. Four of our friends hosted an engagement party for the wedding party, close friends and family. It was an amazing low country boil! Jason and I were so nervous driving over to the party, but once we arrived and were immediately surrounded by people we loved, the feeling was indescribable.
My “new family” made trips from all over the East Coast to celebrate our engagement with us. It was truly amazing. I’m almost a Panda!
One of the things I learned through the blog, and Art E. Bartee Designs, is that my passion for re-creating and refurbishing furniture is now defined as a hobby. This will always be my side hustle, but never a full time gig. Don’t think I won’t post projects from time to time, but now it will be when I am truly inspired. But for the time being, we’re too busy being happy.