So it’s probably not a massive secret that whilst I have been running my website and business for some time, I have always been doing this part time and fitting it in with my full time day job.
This has lead to a challenging year, as I have been putting in 40+ hours per week into my full time job and 30+ hours per week into Katie Vale Designs. I am not complaining at all, as I have loved every minute of it and feel extremely privileged to have 2 jobs that I both love and enjoy.
However, the time has come for me to make the decision and go one way or the other. And lucky for you guys I have decided to followed my heart and live my dream by becoming a full time milliner! 🙂
As of 6pm today I will be my own boss! And I can now tick the box as “milliner” under professions!
I have been on the waiting list to get a studio at Barleylands Craft Village for about 5 years. At the beginning of this year I was invited to have a dispaly cabinet there, but there was still no studio space for me to actually work from there. I confirmed my leave date from work about 6 weeks ago and 3 weeks ago I got a call to say a studio that is suitable has finally become free! Every thing happens for a reason. Now that is timing! (or The Secret)
Anyway I’ll be opening my studio at Barleylands in mid-November so maybe see you there.
Signing out for now….a very happy & excited full time milliner.