When Life Gives You Lemons...

Why the photo of Marlo Thomas as "That Girl"?  "That Girl" was the first television show to revolve around the exploits of a single, independent woman following her dreams. 

I've been thinking about striking out on my own for quite some time.  In recent months I have met some amazing, creative and supportive people who believe in me and my design talent, but the current state of the economy made me question the timing of such an endeavour. 

Buckle your seat belts kids, because things are starting to happen.  The firm I currently work for laid me off this morning (in a thoroughly unprofessional manner, which really should not surprise me, but alas) due to a lack of interior design work in our office.  Life is too short to be as unhappy at work as I was and my losing my job is somewhat of a god-send (goddess-send?)

It is somewhat ironic then, that I featured this quote by Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti last week:

"Sometimes, the only way things can happen is to put yourself in a situation that really requires you to shine."

This past weekend I attended a conference in Boulder, CO called Chicks Who Click (look up the Twitterstream at #cwc09) and Carole Billingham, a spiritual business coach, said this quote by Admiral Grace Hopper:

"A ship in harbour is safe -- but that's not what ships are built for."

Both of these quotes have been ringing in my ears and now I'm taking the advice of my "Inner Wise Woman" and I couldn't be more excited, hopeful, and scared out of my mind!