Friday, April 15, 2011

Grand Opening!

I've finally done it-opened Rustique Gallery Store on my other blog, formerly known as Rustique Too!

I've always dreamed of having a store at Rustique Gallery. Now I have figured out the routine and will get more inventory posted soon. Please visit me there and check out my goodies!

What prompted this change?  So, here's the scoop: Last December, while recuperating from my knee replacement surgery, I had a dream that I went back to work and there was no job for me. It was such a real dream that I called my fiscal director. While not coming out and telling me, she hinted that that was a real possibility, as the budget shortfall in this small non-profit was growing every day. There's not a lot of margin for these things, and after cutting people 20% they still had to let me go. 

I was pretty scared at first, but I had a month of work left, and I determined to make the most of it. I checked out my options and figured out that I would be able to have insurance and income. I kept my attitude positive and did not engage in gossip about it. My coworkers were horrified, as I was office manager-what would they do without me? Which got me to thinking-What would I like to do? What was my favorite part of my job? Surely not making the coffee...

I got my ducks in a row and figured out that this is the opportunity I always needed in order to start my own consulting business and work from home. So, my business is underway. I'm taking a QuickBooks class, joining the Council on Aging, doing yoga and basket weaving, setting up my business...AND I still have time to blog. It's time I checked in with all my blogging friends, so here I come! 

Meanwhile, enjoy the spring weather, dear friends.

PS: My new computer keeps opening everything with the tiniest fonts. Did you know you can enlarge anything on the screen by pressing Control + ? It works for me. I don't know if the older computers have that feature, but it sure beats eyestrain!


  1. Hi Sherry,
    oh how exiting-- I wish you all the luck with it- and are exited to return to see ,what you puts into your new adventure.

  2. I think if Hubby & I hadn't lost our computer jobs back in 2000 during the dot com collapse, we would never have had the courage to live our dream. Boy, were we scared, but it all worked out fine. Better than fine. We are much happier now living a simple life. :)

    Wishing you much joy in following your heart, Sherry! YOU CAN DO IT!!!


  3. Congratulations On The New Business! So Happy To Have Seen You Visited My Place Earlier. I've Missed You Sweet Lady. :)) Now I Know Why You've Been M.I.A. You've Been Busy Girl! The Basket Weaving Portion Sounds Like Fun! Hugs, Terri

  4. Congratulations on your new business. It sounds as though you are at peace with all the changes and so often something better comes along when we are open to change. Your new shop is lovely and I wish you much success. Best of all you will be doing what you love to do. I love your ancestor collages--I have a pair of photos very similar sitting on my table right now!

  5. Sherry,
    It's funny how things work out. Sometimes it takes something like that to give us the nerve to do what we really love. A few years ago I was in a similar situation & decided I wanted to build my own business. I went into real estate (before the bubble burst). It was a real dream for me & I did really well. Then triplets came & a new dream & an even harder job arrived! LOL With your talent I know you will be a success!

  6. Okay, it is confirmed....I have been sleeping far too've changed your header while I snoozed...and oh the posts I have missed! I really enjoyed the telling of the "tails" - and now I know what Fluffy looks like!

    As for the changes -- what a great opportunity! If you believe in signs, this would most certainly be one...and it would appear that you are headed in a very positive direction! But I must wander off, I want to go visit your other new blog!


    Romeo and "her"

  7. Hi Sherry,

    Good for you setting up your own business! I wish you best of luck. So great you can do all that. New beginnings are always exciting even if stressful. So your cat has taken over your oregano?! Aren't' they the funniest? Nip likes to rub all over celery. Then i have to call her Celery Head because she just smells like a celery stalk afterwards!

    Sharon :-)

  8. Best of luck to you, what a fantastic opportunity.

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