I've been thinking about what to post here because I feel like I should put something up. If you're reading this, we've probably been friends for a long time now. It's just hard to know what to say.
As of yesterday, I changed my Facebook employment info to "Will Work for Money" (as opposed to food. One look makes it clear that food I have.) I don't work for Leisure Arts today. I will miss my friends, people that I've worked with and enjoyed for a long time, but I will only miss seeing them daily. We are still friends. We have too much in common not to be friends forever. When I think about the things I'll really miss about going in every day to Leisure Arts, the list looks like this: Jean, Mary, Lisa, Frances, Susan, Celia, Jane, Rhonda, Lora, and Sheila. If I list all the people I'll miss in Knit and Crochet, Prepress, the rest of the Art department, Tina, Accounting...this post will turn into a roll call because the place is filled with good people. The best part of working at Leisure Arts was working with talented professionals who are also genuinely nice, smart, funny, and fun to be around. That's a big loss.
There's a fairly decent list of things I won't miss too. That eases the sting a bit!
In my job, I enjoyed working with designers. That would be a long list, too, so I won't list all the names, but it was fun to work with such creative people (*waving to my friend Pat*).
I was lucky enough to start at Leisure Arts 16 years ago and to work early on with people who encouraged me to do things I'd never done before. I grew up there and I'll always be thankful to Leisure Arts for giving me that.
So, now what? This is a very good question. I'm going to keep the blog up, but make some changes. The whole Material World thing was clever for the quilting connection, but it exposes my early Madonna fascination and some things you'd just rather keep quiet, you know? When I make the change, I'll put a post up here. Please follow me. I'll still post one zillion Jack pictures. I may actually craft more now. (If I truly understood how to use "busman's holiday" I'd throw it in creatively there, but I don't. So I won't.) Thank you for reading my blog. I can't make any promises about where we're going, but I think it's going to be good.