Big Updates :: Behind the Scenes :: New House and a New Chapter

Posted on | Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | 17 Comments

I've told a handful of people I've been working with, but you guessed it! I'm leaving my job for the last couple years as a Research Analyst for Forecasting to devote all my "work" time to twigs & honey (I don't want to say "to go full time" because it was already full time!). The above picture is my celebratory departure today. Haha! In all actuality, it was definitely not an easy decision! I probably held on a bit too long, but if you know me, you'll know that I'm rarely a risk taker and this is really a HUGE move. It literally got to the point where I was no longer sleeping and really not being the wife I want to be for Matt! Additionally, I wasn't seeing family or doing anything other than work and twigs & honey. Though I'm nervous, I'm also excited! I'll still be working far more than full time to play catch up, but things should get back on track in the next month or so. I sure do miss sleep! Thank you everyone at Forecasting and DHS for being so supportive and overall, a great group of people to work with. You will be missed!

Pondering my next move.

One last goodbye.

One box fits two years of my existence at the job. Hmmm.... good or bad? ;)

A few photos from our ongoing move into our first home! Two more days to completion!!

Another inside shot.

I just discovered our place has a Dogwood tree... and it's in bloom!

Matt & Myra! <---- homeowners!

And another M & M shot.

Parting shot of Matt at the side of the house. So I'm sure our place is a bit of a wreck at the moment, but I'll do a progress update through the months. So many projects ahead! I can't wait to start gardening again!


17 Responses to “Big Updates :: Behind the Scenes :: New House and a New Chapter”

  1. Tiffany
    April 30, 2008 at 12:58 AM

    Yeah!!!!!! That is AWESOME Myra! I know that leaving the familiar can be scary and exciting all at once! I long debated leaving my job to be a full time mommy and student! It was soo tough but I am so happy with the outcome! It sounds like you and Matt will enjoy a better quality of life, sleep included! :) Can't wait to see what awesome things are in store for you from here on out!

  2. Kate
    April 30, 2008 at 3:05 AM

    Hi Myra this is Kate from Etsy! I was stalking your blog looking for news on my hairpiece :) Just wanted to say congratulations on your decision, I'm sure you'll be incredibly successful!

  3. Brooke
    April 30, 2008 at 5:43 AM

    Congrats, Myra! That is incredibly exciting and I KNOW you will continue to do so well with Twigs & Honey. xoxo!

  4. nfaufau
    April 30, 2008 at 6:54 AM

    Congratulations Myra! You definitely deserve it... you will do incredibly well with your Twigs and Honey venture. Your work is incredible and the pieces you are making for me are one of the items related to my upcoming wedding that I'm the most excited about! No pressure! :) Get some rest!

  5. Brooke
    April 30, 2008 at 6:57 AM

    PS, check out Weddingbee today! :-)

  6. Reila
    April 30, 2008 at 7:25 AM

    myra, congrats on the house and your career move. and btw you are featured on weddingbee....yay!

  7. Anonymous
    April 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    how awesome. im so excited for you. congrats on everything :)

  8. aletha @ pearls events
    April 30, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    YIPPIE! So excited for you.

  9. Laura Ryan Photography
    April 30, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    OMG Congrads!!! Thats sooo freakin awesome FULL TIME!!!!!! You are going to rock the wedding world with your designs!!!!
    Your house looks awesome!

  10. Paul
    May 1, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    Congrats Myra! Holly and I are so excited for you. We are so glad to hear that you are now your own boss. Let's celebrate soon!

  11. Chelsea
    May 1, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Congrats!!! I am actually super duper jealous! But, this is so exciting. I can't wait to see where your business goes!

  12. Eviez
    May 1, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Congrats Myra! Great to know that you're taking one BIG step towards fulfilling your dreams - both towards your family life & career. Have fun! :)

  13. boody
    May 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    You're so ballsy, Myra! haha. Congrats on the BIG MOVE with job and home! I'm not a huge risktaker either which is why I'm leading the double life. Sometimes my body just can't take it. I see much success and happiness in the future for you, Myra! Your hairpieces are blowing up!!!! =) I am so stoked for you!!!!!

  14. elizabeth @ elizabeth anne designs
    May 1, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    wow this is so exciting (and i'm so jealous!). congratulations on having the courage to follow your dream!

  15. beanieboutique
    May 2, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Myra I am so proud of you!! I sure have missed having you around the last few days ~ we need to get together and have lunch soon! Let me know when you are available!

  16. Christy
    May 7, 2008 at 3:34 AM

    congratulations on the career move and on the new house! i left my gov't job after almost 2 years to move here to holland--its a tough decision, but also quite liberating! i had more than one box of stuff to take home though ;-) i'm a gatherer!

  17. Tara
    May 7, 2008 at 9:10 AM

    Wow- that is so exciting! You are obviously incredibly talented and I wish you the best on this 'new chapter.'

    Side note- your house is so cute! I wish I had a dogwood tree!

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