Friday, August 25, 2006

A Bend in the Road

I hope you’re sitting down, because you’re about to hear BIG NEWS.

After much thought, prayer, discussing with my parents, and keeping a secret all summer, I’ve decided to leave my full-time job and actively pursue starting my own business of making and selling gift baskets. I actually started it last May, and have finally gotten everything set up and ready to go. My project now is marketing, which I might as well do right now. Please visit my website!!!

I also signed up with Pampered Chef, and am hoping the two businesses can help each other out. I hope I’m not getting myself in over my head. It’s going to take me out of my comfort zone, but I think it’ll be fun. I’m hoping to get everything up and running in time for the holiday shopping season.

The next month is going to be nuts, since I actually gave five weeks notice at my job. So, if blog posts are scarce or not very well thought out, it’s because I’m working a full-time job, and starting two businesses!

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

Your site looks great! I hope your next five weeks aren't too hectic. :)

Jessica said...

Wow Katie, that is really neat! I hope your business does well. The gift baskets look adorable!!!

Puddleglum said...

I like the way this post follows one about a demotivating picture for the office.

Katie said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Lindsay and Jessica!

Puddleglum: Yeah, I don't think anyone was very surprised when I quit. ;-)

I really have been thinking about it all summer, though!

Carolj said...

Wow! You're ambitious...I hope everything goes well!