Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year, A New Beginning

Happy New Year!

As some of you know, last year wasn't perhaps the greatest year, but I did learn from it. So much so, that I felt it was time to rise from the ashes, so to speak and renew myself, refresh, start something new.

So, left behind has been I'm sad to see it go. It was a part of my life for over 8 years. And it included Bishounen Hunter Gabby, my old blog. Since I've been married for awhile now, I thought that I should leave that hunting behind. *laughs* Besides, the .nu domain was costing me quite a bit every year. And, it was such a pain to have to keep spelling out "nonchalant" and explaining the ".nu" to people. There are maybe a few other reasons, but they really don't matter.

Also left behind last year, is a job in corporate America. After some soul searching, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at a freelance career in proofreading, specifically book manuscripts. So I quit my sad, piddly job and am embarking this year as a work-at-home gal! I'm very excited about this, and have had many "signs" letting me know that I am going in the right direction. To help supplement my income, I will go back with my old temp agency (that placed me in proofreading positions before) to hopefully get some freelance and short-term jobs, while I start making contacts at publishing houses. Thankfully, we have a little bit of a financial cushion, since we have the money that we were going to use as a down payment still sitting in a savings account. Maybe this was the reason that things worked out as they did. I hope so, because I am VERY excited for this! So wish me luck!

While there are some goals I want to accomplish this year, I think I will keep them to myself, for now, since my main and most important goal will be to grow my business.

Thanks to you, my faithful readers, for all the years we've known each other and for your support.

May the new year bring us all wonderful things.

*hugs to all*


Grrl Detective January 1, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

Congrats on the job switch. Sounds like a great move for you. I think our time at our old job showed several of us that we just weren't meant for the "corporate world" - and that's not a bad quality to have, at least in my opinion.

Happy New Year!
- Angel

Amy Herfurth January 1, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

Don't you love fresh the nu look! :)

Christine January 1, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

Happy new year! ^_^ The job move does sound wonderful. You'll do great!

Anonymous January 1, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

congrats on all your happy new changes & a happy new year!! your new site design is awesome :)

jillyfae January 1, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

Just wanted to add to the general congratulations and good luck wishes. Some people do not have the mental fortitude to forge off on their own when the opportunity presents itself, but I'm sure you'll do wonderfully.

Manda January 1, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

Good luck with the career move! And I like your new site design--very fresh and cool.

Em January 1, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

Happy New Year! Good for you for following your heart!

Claudia January 1, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

Love the nu blog!!!!
Glad you are well and excited for a new year of changes.

Charles Gramlich January 3, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

Congrats on your big move. I bet you'll be outstanding at it.

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