Saturday, August 16, 2008

a little big news

If anyone has been thinking, "Where is Elise and why has she abandoned her store and blog?" let me say that I have been too darn busy to devote energy to what I love. Argyle Whale has suffered in this past month of cafe renovating sprees, vacation and my other job at the bakery. I kept cramming things into my life and not letting anything go. The result was that I felt myself become unhappy in all of my usually pleasant jobs. I stretched myself too thin and everything in my life got less than it deserved.

I needed to let go of one of my commitments, so I quit my job at the bakery where I have enjoyed working for the past two years. I am a little sad to be leaving but I'm also filled with a nervous excitement. This move means I can devote much more energy to my creative pursuits!

I'm scared and thrilled at the same time to be heading towards my goal of having Argyle Whale become a serious business that I rely on. I know that making this work will be even more challenging than working three jobs but I hope it will be as fulfilling as I expect. There is this line in a song by The Strokes that says, "I'm working so I don't have to try so hard; tables they turn sometimes." that I always related to. Now it's time for me to try really really hard!


Anonymous said...

Good for you Elise! You can do this. So exciting!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

YES! Go for it. I can't wait to see what you'll do with your new free time. These changes are so exciting.

Christine said...

Congratulations. You should be doing what you love and Argyle Whale is just a sampling of your creativity and talent. It's good to have you back where you belong :o)