So what exactly prompted me to leave my day job? Well....
Part 2 of the Big Announcement is:
Yup! North Carolina, here we come! And yes, our dog Charlotte is coming with us to Charlotte, North Carolina. Is it fate? Perhaps!
This was a great opportunity that came up through my husband's job. A relocation with the same job he does now (which he loves) and the same pay, which is a big plus considering NC is much less expensive than Southern California. This was one of the huge deciding factors for us. We'll be able to live comfortably and this opportunity will allow me to work from home doing what I love to do - decorating and design. And have I mentioned NC is the furniture mecca of the US? I know I'll be right at home!
The game plan is for me to set up shop in our humble apartment doing interior decorating and design full time. We'll be living in the apartment for one or two years and then we'll (hopefully) be purchasing a home. We have visited Charlotte and we absolutely LOVE IT. I've longed for seasons, trees, inexpensive gas and groceries. And RAIN! I miss rain so much! And Hobby Lobby! Charlotte has all of the above and so much more. We've spent too much money trying to survive here and it's time for us to live the simpler life. As I have said, it's such an amazing opportunity. We are blessed.
So guess what this means?
I'm now taking local clients in the Charlotte area!
I am willing to travel up to two hours around the area. Because I'll be new to the area and will need new clients, I'm offering 25% off all my services to local clients. Email me for more info :) Also, since I'll be doing my thing full time, I'll be taking on even more e-decorating clients and offering some fun new services (more on that later).
If you don't need my services but still live in the area, I'd also love to hear from you! We don't know hardly anyone out there, so I'd love to connect with fellow bloggers.
My moving day is set for Jan 29th.
And for those of you who are wondering, YES I am still painting our bedroom at the apartment BLACK! In fact, you'll be seeing TONS of DIY projects and posts about how to make the most out of what you got (like our terribly boring builder beige paint in our new apartment).
Thanks for the support everyone, it means so much to me!
And an extra special thanks to my loving, supporting husband. He's my backbone and my best friend. Without him, none of this is possible! Did you know he's already out in Charlotte? I miss him a lot!
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