Well then! First of all, welcome to my updated website. I’ve transferred the blog over to wordpress and finally gotten my own domain, lazyowlboutique.com. I’ve worked a while getting everything over here prepped and I’m ready to release the site to the world! It’s pretty bare bones right now, but updates will be steady over the next few weeks. Check out my About page to learn more about my big plans!
Things on my end have been crazy for the past few weeks. Long story short, I’m taking a dive off the diving board of stability (and sanity) into the deep end of riskiness…on a whim, I applied for a part-time accounting instructor job at a local technical college. I had planned on staying at my current full-time accounting job for the foreseeable future, but for some reason teaching at the college-level has always called out to me. I originally looked for a teaching position when I quit public accounting, but it seemed impossible to find something that didn’t require previous teaching experience.
The decision to take a part-time job was both exhilarating and excruciating. I don’t have kids…I have no seemingly “legitimate” reason to not work full-time. Sure, I’ve always said if I had more time I’d pursue this, I’d put this idea to work, I’d spend more time making Lazy Owl a more successful brand and business. But you don’t quit a stable good job to sell things on the internet. CPAs don’t go to school for 5+ years to make jewelry and sell at craft shows and write blogs…that’s just crazy. That just doesn’t make sense. It’s honestly been one of the hardest decisions I’ve made in my life. And I’m still not sure if it’s the right one…but I’ll never know if I don’t try, right?
So here I am. Last full week at work before I begin working 2 days a week teaching and 5 days a week trying to make Lazy Owl a success. I know a lot of people think I’m crazy or irresponsible. And I can’t really blame them. I can’t help but feel guilty that I am doing this. It feels selfish. Luckily I have an amazing, supportive husband who fully believes in me chasing my dreams.
I do feel a little unanchored…I won’t have an office to report to 5 days a week, I won’t have monthly responsibilities at the office and I won’t have someone managing over me. I’m just floating out in space. The only person responsible for my schedule and for getting things done and accomplishing goals is ME. I will have time to work towards the goals I’ve set aside for months. If I fail, there are no more excuses. I can’t say “there’s not enough time” anymore. It’s an incredibly freeing yet scary feeling. But I’m ready! I’m ready to come out fighting. I’m ready to make this work, to prove to myself and to everyone else that I can do this. Bring it on!
To celebrate, I’ve been dabbling in the land of creating printables. My goal is to begin offering printable worksheets and other items related to small business planning and operations. So stay tuned! For now, I just made a more “artsy” printable (I am an accountant, so please bear with me here) with a quote that has really inspired me lately. It’s actually a Jason Mraz lyric, “Leap and the net will appear”. I think that’s exactly what I’m doing (or hoping for!) right now in my life. So please, feel free to click the download link below and have your very own free inspirational printable! Please note that the downloadable file below is slightly different than the one pictured on my bulletin board shown above. Frame it and hang it in an area where you need a little kick in the pants! Let me know how you like it!
click here to download this printable in PDF form
Fonts are Elephants in Cherry Trees and Susie’s hand, courtesy of Kevin & Amanda, please see my credits page.
I hope you join me on this adventure. Wish me luck!