Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Beginnings...

The big news is - I am closing my remaining retail store and have taken a job! Sunneshine will close on Sunday - not much time to get rid of what is remaining... But I work well under pressure.
I have taken the Director of Programs position at The Gathering Place in Denver. It is a drop-in shelter for women and children experiencing poverty. I have been volunteering there for almost two years, and in the last 10 days this opportunity opened up. I could not be more thrilled! While I have loved my stores, I have given up a lot of things, experiences and time. I am ready to work 5 days a week (not 7), be able to vacation (not having my cell phone with me and WORRYING), and, best of all, spend more time with mr.sunneshine. I know there will be ups and downs, but at the end of the day, it will be nice to feel that my work matters.

Since the camera batteries are dead, you will have to wait to see my knitting - which is going slowly, but going... So I left you with a Christmas Eve family photo - my dad, Linda his SO, me and mr.sunneshine.

Happy Knitting!!

10 comments:

DAWN said...

Congratulations are in order! and I love your glasses! Good luck, lady!

Monica said...

Congratulations! You sound so happy about this and is really exciting to do work that helps people! I will miss your shop, but I am incredibly happy for you!

kasiaiscarly said...

Wow! How awesome for you! Congratulations!! I would love to have a job that actually bettered my community rather than a corporate bottom line!

stella said...

Congrats! It sounds like an incredible opportunity. Best of luck to you!!

Jana said...

Congrats on the new job!!!! Retail is tough work, and you were working retail and volunteering? You are a good person! Best of luck on your new adventure!

pseudobunny said...

Wow!
Congrats on the position! It sounds really rewarding to be able to help those women and to be with Mr. Sunneshine more often.
I am sad I was never able to visit your store but the next time I go I will place a rose at the doorstop.
HAHAHHAH> Nah.
But y'know.
Anyhoo. HI!!!!
Ciao and happy new year too!

a friend to knit with said...

SUNNE!!! congratulations!
that is so exciting!

kasiaiscarly said...

hey sunne - check out my blog to see why 'you make my day' :)

Heide said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor. I hope it is as rewarding and promising as it sounds.

Jerry said...

Congrats of on the new position. I'm sure a few sacrafices were made but you sound excited. We're so very happy for you