I've tried to write this post for weeks.

I can't figure out how to say it in a way that conveys the big-ness for me and for Blonde Chicken Boutique. This is a huge, scary, exciting step, but it's just so hard to express.

So, how about I just say it:

I quit my day job.

June 30th is my last day working in an office, for an employer.

July 1st, I wake up to…Blonde Chicken Boutique!

I'll be a full-time fiber artist, yarnie, fiberista, spinster – whatever we're calling it that week – it'll be my full-time job!

Even though I handed in my resignation a month ago, it still feels crazy and new and exciting!

This will allow me to do SO many new things with BCB, things you've asked me to do and things I've been waiting to do. More craft shows, more in-person lessons, more yarn!

As I transition into this new role, I'll be sharing more and more about the business-side of BCB: what systems I use, how I decided to go full-time, all sorts of stuff! I know only some of you might be interested in that, so instead of bore the blog readers, I'll be writing about it in a little newsletter-y thing. Sign up here if you want to learn more biz-stuff.

Thanks for helping me make all of this possible!

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  1. Debbie
    May 26, 2009 at 1:12 pm (13 years ago)

    Congratulations, I wish you the best of luck with this venture.

  2. Kim Werker
    May 26, 2009 at 1:26 pm (13 years ago)

    I'm so, so excited for you, Tara! Congratulations!

  3. Ann O.
    May 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm (13 years ago)

    Good luck. You're living my dream. Ann

  4. Jenny
    May 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm (13 years ago)


  5. Hanna
    May 26, 2009 at 2:53 pm (13 years ago)

    Congratulations!! That is just fantastic. I am so happy for you, and I very much look forward to living vicariously through your experiences …

  6. Cassie
    May 26, 2009 at 6:09 pm (13 years ago)

    How exciting!! Congratulations!!

  7. ruthee
    May 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm (13 years ago)

    What a big, scary choice! How liberating though….to make the choice – to walk the walk and talk the talk of what you really want in your life! I am excited to see how things go!

  8. carolbrowne
    May 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm (13 years ago)

    Hey. I was just thinking about whether or not you left your job…and here is the post about it!

    How very exciting for you! W00T! Congratulations! Onward and upward blonde chicken!

  9. Carolyn B
    May 30, 2009 at 6:54 am (13 years ago)

    Congratulations! Good luck! You're following the dream (and I hope not the nightmares ;o) of crafters everywhere!

  10. Tamarie Timmerman
    June 3, 2009 at 8:06 pm (13 years ago)

    Congratulations-Tara, one step at a time, you can do it.

  11. Tamarie Timmerman
    June 4, 2009 at 12:06 am (13 years ago)

    Congratulations-Tara, one step at a time, you can do it.