Changes of ALL Kinds

Life changes.  Blog changes.  Career changes.

Some of you might have noticed some changes on my blog the past few days and those are the 'blog changes' I am talking about.  There were several things that I wanted to change on my blog and Monday and Tuesday they happened.  Since I am a designer my blog is always a work in progress, but for now I am happy.

Now on to the 'life' and 'career' changes. For the past ten months I have been at an amazing retail company designing fixtures and stores for their many brands.  It was a job that, if asked before I started, I would not have said it was my dream job- but it quickly became one.  I loved the people I worked with, the projects I got to be a part of, and I got experience there I will never get any where else.
Last Wednesday I found out that my time at that company was going to be ending.  I had been an intern, hoping to become full time, and at that time the company could not hire me full time.  Friday was my last day.    
                                                                                            Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

To say that I am sad or disappointed would be an understatement.  But to say that I am looking forward to the future would also be an understatement.  I know that the Lord has a plan that is far greater than I could ever imagine, and that has been my comfort through all of this.  There are upsides and downsides to losing my job; i.e. I no longer have to commute 2 1/2 hours each day(up), I already miss my team members(down).

What does the future hold for me?
Good question.  And I don't have an exact answer for that.
What I do know is that I start working part time for my dad's company doing architectural work next week.  When I'm not at work I will be working on my shop and blog more.  I am also working on a new design for my church sanctuary as we are preparing to renovate, so that is on the to do list too.

I'm not sure what my future looks like for me, but that's okay.  I am choosing to turn this situation into a positive and use it to my advantage.  The Lord has a plan and I pray that I can be open to it and hear him when he speaks.  


Unknown said…
Girl you took the words out of my mouth! I am in the exact same situation! Good luck to you girl!

Thanks for linking up today :)
Stefanie Brown said…
I’m excited you’re coming to Mamas Write!! In order to get to know a little about you, I followed you on Pinterest and subscribed to your blog. I’m here to support!!

We’re in for a treat!!

Mamas Write Team
The blog looks great & I'm sure the Lord has a wonderful plan in store for you!
Naptime Review said…
Love your header...

Newest GFC follower from Wonderful Wednesday. Love for you to stop by and return the follow. I am hosting Like Me On Facebook now. Love for you to link up your twitter and facebook page if you'd like.
Hi I am RaNae and I live right down the road across from NWHS I have been a member at Rustic Living for a while now and didn't notice your add till today must be the blog changes lol. I have followed you I went to your etsy shop I have my eye on your purple and yellow and green set but am concerned the bracelet might be to small and my husbands union just voted in a huge pay cut so I will just have to admire from afar I guess.
we are in a situation where we are listening for the next right thing also- but are walking in faith and belief that we have done what is right so far...
Great to meet you Lauren
Unknown said…
i am in the exact situation. Just in a waiting season, but always knowing that God is at work behind the scene!

Hope you had a good day! Stop by and say hi :)
Anni S said…
Hi! I saw you on the link up! Love your blog!
Hope you had a good day! Stop by and say hi :)
Allison said…
this post is so inspiring! I just found your blog and your shop is too cute-). I am so excited to follow!