I have been incredibly fortunate the last two (plus) years to work alongside some amazing individuals who have been nothing but family to me:
I have loved being Chief Creative Officer at Quilts Inc., but I have been giving it a lot of thought lately, and have decided to be the Chief Creative Officer…of me.
Last week, I submitted my resignation, and after teary hugs with coworkers, and a wonderful meeting with Karey Bresenhan who has always been so supportive of me, I departed, and am officially now my own CCO.
I resigned for no other reason than I am ready for a break after a lot of change in my life the past few years.
My bucket list over the next few months:
• See if I can train Tyrion, my new puppy to be a service dog, and go to hospitals to bring smiles to children’s faces.
• Finish the baby quilt for my great nephew who was born last October. (I hope to finish it before he turns five in 2018.)
• TRAVEL! To date, the roster for the next couple of months looks like this:
Hawaii next week, with a trip to San Francisco, Napa, Marin County, and Monterey the following week. Later in May, I’m heading to Costa Rica, and in June, I’m going to Zurich, Amsterdam, and London…where I will sit court side at Wimbledon (and eat strawberries and cream).
While I replenish my creative tank and embark on my Eat Pray Love adventure, I will always remain a friend of Quilts Inc. Although I am sitting Spring Market out, I will attend the Festivals…but as a civilian. 😉 And of course I am going to champion Festival’s Pet Project at the 40th anniversary of Quilt Festival this fall!
As I make this transition in my life, a picture from my childhood came to mind:
Above, I am at the helm of Freedom, the 12-metre racing yacht, which a few months later, won the America’s Cup in 1980. (Skipper Dennis Connor, my dad’s friend, is cheering me on behind me.)
I am ready to be the skipper of my own adventure.
Thanks to all of my quilting friends who have been so supportive of me over the last 14 years. I hope you’ll continue to read my blog and stay friends as I craft a new life.