Thursday, September 4, 2008

Today is the first day....






















My log home really inspired me. Because I love it so much and what it represents - a connection to nature and family - I wanted to concentrate on it full time to help others make their dream come true. Yesterday was the last day at my "Fortune 500" company job. Yes - a lot of people told me I was crazy for leaving a good paying job! And I did wake up at night like a cat on the ceiling thinking "am I doing the right thing?" I have a loving & supportive husband that told me to go for it. It's not too often you get to do what you love. Plus he said "hey, Maria is out of the office next week, you can come help me." Ha! So yes, I will be helping him at his company as needed too. So today is the first day of the rest of my life!

Also, Marvin our log cabin cat has said I must have a giveaway to celebrate this new venture in my life and I agree. It's going to have to be fall related as I love fall and "tis the season." I'm going shopping today to see what I find. Stop back tomorrow for details!!


P.S. My public service announcement for today - if you are looking for a log home, please visit me at Elk Country Log Homes!

17 comments:

Constance said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am jealous! I am ready to quit what I have been doing for the past 11 years, running my own cleaning business!

I am looking forward to the floorplans on your site, it will be nice to see what is offered. We are looking at *1,800 Sq Ft or so. My Hub thinks less, I think he's nuts! Has he seen how much junk HE has? Ha Ha!

Tomorrow we leave and I am on the computer when I should be doing other stuff!

Connie

Rick and Dianne said...

Well, certainly congratulations are in order. I knew you had planned this. And yes, people do think you are crazy for leaving a highly paid job. Rick and I both got the crazy looks from family and co-workers. We called it retiring, yet in actuality we both quit 5 years before retirement.

I wish you the best. I know you are going make Elk Country a great success. Your love for log homes just shines and it's now it's no longer just a "job" but a passion.

GOOD LUCK !

And PS...are you living in Gaylord now, or still just visiting it for vacations and weekends???

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats on your new beginning! You are going to have so much fun!
Penny

Darla said...

How exciting!! Be careful that you don't have to go back to work to get some rest, LOL.

Cassie said...

You are not crazy. I bet you will find this one of the best decisions you've ever made. God is great and life is good! Enjoy the background music.

Jen said...

I am sooo happy for you!!
And I hope you picked out a good prize for me. ha!
You sure know the meaning of 'Blessings'!

Shellmo said...

Constance - thanks so much! I'm hoping to get the fplans up in the next few days. Have fun on your trip!

Dianne - I appreciate your kind words!! Glad to hear your story and that you understand me! Unfortunately our log home will still be part time as my hubby's business is downstate.

Penny - thank you! It will be definitely be fun!

Darla - exactly - LOL!

Cassie - You are right - can't wait to walk down the path before me...

Jen - Yes - I have to spread the blessings!! I'm going to have 2 prizes so your odds just increased - LOL!

Jennifer Robin said...

As the saying goes, if you do something you love, you'll never work another day in your life!

Shellmo said...

Jennifer - I think I need to write that quote down and post it above my new "home desk." Thank you!

Catherine Holman said...

Shelley,
Congratulations! Take some time and enjoy yourself!
Hugs,
Cathie

Shellmo said...

Catherine - thank you!

reliv4life said...

I am so happy for you!! I am living my dream and just want to see lots more people doing it! Life is just too short to always put it off. Probably sounds odd, but I am proud of you as well - cuz it is scary, but it will all be worth it!!

Anonymous said...

Great photo of Marvin the cat! Congrats again on starting a new chapter; you're gonna love it!!

Michele

joated said...

Congratulations on your new job.

With your obvious love of log homes you'll do just fine.

Shellmo said...

Reliv - definitely scary! I think you have your own business too???

Michele - thank you to the one who "cut the path" ahead of me!!
:-)

Joated - thanks so much - appreciate your comments!

violetlady said...

I am so happy for you. To do that which you love is so important in life.

Sandy said...

Shelly I'm enjoying my catch up here but had to stop at this post an say YOU GO GIRL....

lots of courage to do what you did and just jump off into the unknown...

good for you..

I didn't have a job like you, but I did have a well paying, transcription job that I did from home and the convenience and extra money through the years of raising my kids was great. I was getting bored bored bored, fed up, hating to log in and start my day.

Two years ago I just jumped and trusted we would have the money.

its' all worked out okay...