Some people go through life completely content with very little change in their life and choose to fear uncertainty.
Me? I do well with change, almost thrive on it. If there is too much riding on me making big changes in my life, I am happy to make the small ones. Furniture re-arranging, wardrobe and style updates, exercise and diet refresh, genres of books, music, film. All of these things...
I suppose that’s why it was a no-brainer for me to have launched a business in furniture refinishing and upcycled projects. Change is pretty much the only constant in this business and I love it. Each and every day is different, every piece unique and what we do with it at Painted Nest creates a brand new start to a story for a new home, a new client, a new love.
Big changes, however, are a tad riskier and typically take a bit more sacrifice. The results can be uncertain but sometimes extremely rewarding. Moving to a new town, city or even country can be completely overwhelming for most, but it may lead you to a better way of living overall. Making financial changes can be extremely stressful but can sometimes lead to an overall stress-free outcome. Changing one’s lifestyle for the benefit of one’s health is daunting but can lead to an extremely beneficial experience and overall existence.
What about career changes? Big, right? Does the thought scare or excite you?
This is where I am at this very moment in my life. Making a very big change.
I have always had a straightforward focus when it came to my career. I knew what I wanted to put into it and what I wanted to get out of it. Like many, I had short-term and long-term goals. I knew there would be change, as there is in almost any industry, but I never thought I would find myself leaving what I had always felt was my calling.
16 years later, I founded Painted Nest and took a break from what I had always known.
I can say for certain that I have only looked back once or twice this past year, but know that I’m on the right path. I love what I do and am so happy to share my passion with you, my dear readers!
Almost a year in and it’s time for another new challenge. This past week was the start of a new beginning for me. A new adventure! And one that I am extremely excited about!
Here I am on my very first day back at school!
I will continue to remain focused on growing Painted Nest and am happy to be doing something complimentary to my business, which will provide me with an abundance of great skills, experience and education.
I would love to take you all along for the ride and will keep you updated on my progress at times but the focus of this blog will remain with Painted Nest as I feel strongly about my passion and dedication to this business and to you, my dear readers.
It’s been a heck of a week and I apologize for the lack of posting. Activity may be sporadic at times, but I will continue to post as much as possible.
For now, take some time and think about the changes you’ve made in your life or those that you’d like to make. Big or small, it’s worth taking the time to explore where change will take you, and hey, if for you, changing the covers on your throw cushions is enough, that’s totally okay!...just remember to share some pics with us!
Until next time…remember…don't look back, you’re not going that way anyway.