Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Taking the leap

Ok, ok... I left you hanging.  I'm sure you're all out there on pins and needles waiting for me to post again, right?? :)

We made some plans and decisions around here, and it's finally time to tell.

1. I quit my business analyst job.  My last day is Friday!

2. I am starting a new business called Trendline Design.  More details on that soon, but essentially I'll be offering a blend of all my skills (software analysis/design, graphic design, website work) under one business umbrella.  I made a logo and everything. :)  Product offerings and website are next on the list right after I'm done with my current job.
The hope is that working for myself will give me more flexibility to be more present for my family.  YAY!

3. I am working with others to start a children's museum.  We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we think this area could really use some local children's activities.  We're working on our business plan, website, and there's even a logo too.
And in other news...
If you're a facebook friend, you may already have read this, but for the rest of you... We got the results of Harper's CT scan for her ear.  There wasn't anything apparent on the scan like some kind of abnormality, so that was a relief.  What that means is that the cochlear nerve in her right ear probably has some kind of problem with the connection, but there isn't anything they can do about that (at least not with the current medical options).  The good news is that she may benefit from a regular amplification hearing aid, so we are going to look into options for that.


  1. Wow, Shelly, that's a lot of news in a 3 paragraphs!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your new business!!! Love your logo!
    I wish you the best on your new adventure. You are incredibly imaginative and talented - and you have software skills too - WOW! Amazing! hmmmmmm
    Do you do long distance work?....... :D

    1. Thanks, Lori!!! It is quite a bit, but I've been saving up all my news. :) Thank you for the good wishes. I have a lot of work ahead of me! And of course I do long distance work! I'll have packaging and pricing on my website soon, and I'm sure I'll announce all of that once everything is up and running. Big hugs to you, Sparkly Girl! :)

  2. WOW - movin' on up! I'm confidant anything you tackle will be a smashing success. Congratulations.

  3. oh shel...what exciting news! i know you will be very successful! good luck with all the new developments!!!

  4. Oh Shelly, I am so thrilled to hear you too are a dream catcher. Yay!!! I always knew you were and that you would get out of that job! This is where you belong and I tell you, working from home is blissful!! You will be happy and THRIVE! I am so excited for you, jumping with joy. Wishing you all the success in the world. XOXO

  5. what an action packed few weeks! what an awesome announcement... holy cow girl, are you going to be busy. I want to come to your children's museum! :)

    wishing you & harper all the best sorting out her hearing challenges! xo