Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cottage Renovation

I feel like I've been writing and talking about renovating our cottage FOREVER. But I'm so happy to finally say that we are about to get started, and I actually know it's really going to happen this time! We have our drawings completed, our loan approved, and our builder lined up. So, within the next couple of weeks, we should be getting started. Here's what we'll be doing:

  • Expanding one side of the house to allow for more space in the bedrooms, an additional bathroom and a mudroom.
  • Adding a sitting room which will hopefully one day serve as a nursery.
  • Adding a hallway off the living room which will lead to the master bedroom, master bathroom, and guest room. This way we don't have to enter these rooms from the living room.
  • Creating a mudroom on the back of the house where the bathroom is now to allow room for a regular size washer and dryer and a place to leave Bubba's dirty farm and hunting clothes.
  • Adding a guest bathroom, that will be accessible from the mudroom for any guests we may have.
It doesn't seem like much, but it really is going to open our house up and allow for a lot of extra storage and space. I would like to try and get some "before" photos in order to document the process. 

So excited!!! I can't wait to see our ideas come to life :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I Quit My Job

For years now I've been reading about people who "quit their jobs" or "walked away from corporate life" and I almost always follow those lines up with a dramatic eye roll. Oh you just walked away from a high paying position? Let me guess your husband is a wildly successful CEO, or maybe you come from a wealthy family, or perhaps you were only working for "fun" anyway? These were all the thoughts that ran through my mind when I would read about all the ladies out there that quit their jobs to follow their dreams.

I was bitter. And jealous. They were able to muster the self-confidence that I needed. The balls I didn't have. The ability to leave their comfort zone and chase what they knew they should have been doing all along.

I read their stories, I longed to do what they were doing, and then I went back to work. Back to my desk.

And then, one day, once my stars finally aligned, I did it. I quit my job.

I have a long string of events that led me to that decision and that point in my life. But I did it. I quit my job to chase what I had finally realized to be my dream. "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

Cheers to that!

Stay tuned for "I Quit My Job, part II" to find out what I'm up to now!!