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March 13, 2007


wishing you much health and happines in your choices. May the love yu find in your family grow with this adventure.

take care

mom of 3
wife of 1
room ta at 2 of my kids classes at school
trying to start a company ( I totally understand being stretched to far)

Wow bad spelling sorry. I have been up for three days straight with two of my kids sick. Like I said I totally understand

You are going to be so much happier :)
Congratulations, big time!


I'm so happy for you! If it feels like an enormous weight has been lifted, it obviously was the right choice.
Best wishes for a smooth transition...for all of you!

how exciting kelly! i'm really happy for you and i'll be here to read about your adventures as long as you keep posting -- whenever you have time. ;)

Wow! How exciting! And scary too, I'm sure. I quit my main job about a year ago in order to spend more time with my son, and it's done wonders for my sanity. Looking back, I don't know how I made it work before. I'd love to say that all is easy and smooth and idyllic now, but you know that's not how life works. I still don't have enough time to do things. But the stress level at our house is down by many decibels, so we're all happier. I wish you a smooth transition and more time with your family too!

I wish you the best luck from the bottom of my heart in your search for balance, I know how you feel and I'm sure you will find time to do everything you love.

Enjoy Yourself!! ^_^ Take Care and Good Luck ;)

i'm in the middle of a similar process. i have given notice at my 'real' job to start freelance web designing alongside my husband. he's been freelance for 1 1/2 now. i'm nervous - we have things to figure out like health insurance of course. but with little to no satisfaction in the real job it was time to learn something new and start a new path. i'm so excited it's making it really hard to focus on the projects i have to finish before i leave. good luck to you! and congratulations!

Hi Kelly!! I have been meaning to tell you how super fun it was to bump into you down south. What amazing timing!! I only wish we both had time to go grab a coffee somewhere and really get in a good chat :) We don't live all that far from each other, so maybe one day...

I totally support your decision to quit your design job. I think following your heart with SuperBuzzy and of course to give more time to your daughter and husband is an investment you won't regret. Like they say, when your life is over--you'll never wish you had spent more time working or being at the office...I love that perspective.

My very best wishes to you and your new adventure!! xo.

Best of luck to you Kelly! Hopefully one day I'll have the courage to make that jump.

way to go kelly for taking that big step! as amanda said, i am sure every day won't be perfect, but the sense of happiness and relief that you already feel will work wonders. i hope to follow in your footsteps soon!

If you get some good advice and hear something that works, please share. I'm kind of going through the same thing right now but sort of backwards and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. *hugs to you*

It is a big step, but I think a great one. I am a full time project manager and full time single mother, so believe me... I know exactly what you are talking about. I come home and think "wow, how did this place become so messy"... I would love to quit my job and stay home full time and craft.. but somebody's gotta pay the bills... and that is me... maybe someday... at least I can dream about winning the lottery and throwing my job to the wind!

Good luck!!

oh kelly! i started to get a knot in my stomach as i was reading your post and ended up jumping up and down with glee for you! my transition from leaving work (teaching for 13 years in a program i built myself) to full-time mamahood was amazing and something i've never regretted and it has resulted in a more creative lifestyle than i could have ever imagined.
i would LOVE to hear more about your co-op pre-school experiences, since our little duo will be heading to preschool in a year and there's a co-op in the next town. as a mother and teacher, i am really attracted to the concept and would appreciate any insights you may have to offer (when you have time, my dear - no rush).
i wish you the very best in your new ventures, much pleasure with your wee one and a fulfilling experience with the faboo superbuzzy. yay for you, kelly! :-)

Yippee! I can't wait to see your new creative output!

as one of your older readers I praise your decisions..looking back I often am saddened by the fact that it never would have crossed my mind to be ssssooooo courageous. you and your family will reap so many benefits from the quality your "new" life..creativity and a full heart will lead you in the right directions. take many deep breaths, hug your husband and child and pursue your dreams.

oh congratulations! what a big, brave step- it will give your dreams great room to grow.

I find it increasingly hard to find balance of any sort, and I have less commitments than you do. The work/life balance is the hardest - I feel with two children they're missing out now...but at the end of the day I always have a choice to work or not, to delay going back, or not. I think if your heart is happy, you've made a great decision. The job - it will always be there really. And who knows what other exciting paths your life might take that weren't there while you were behind a desk.
Enjoy your decision - your family, your time, and do what you love.


I'm right there with ya. I'm still trying to find that ballence. I think as long as I put my famliy first, the rest will fall into place somehow.

sans the child, I can SO relate to your life and juggling multiple things. i too, am in for a big "for the better" life change and am so excited. congratulations on making these moves in your life, kelly!

Kelly, heartiest congratulations on your big change! I also have been doing the juggling act (albeit sans children) and carrying 5 jobs is starting to get old - I've thus far been unable to get up the courage to step away from my day job to make more time for SpritelyGoods and my other endeavours...

I look forward to watching where you go!


keep following your bliss...

Congratulations! It is incredibly hard to find balance, isn't it. I am often awash with guilt at the end of the day, wishing I'd spent just a little more quality time with my daughter. I have finally hired a little help, and that is great. Good luck to you.

i wish you lots of luck. it's important to find balance.

I can completely relate. I stopped blogging this past January. I also took our son out of co-op the same month but this was due to having our second child late November + we had to follow the rules as I need to be there with him + could not bring an infant in tow. Logistics were a nightmare. You are amazing for attempting to juggle both of the above + two business-related jobs + most of all raising kids. I think a lot of us go through it but try to keep up the pace until we hit a wall + say enough! It feels so much better to post photos to flickr when I feel like it and leave it at that. Take care of yourself. It takes a brave soul to write + post their personal feelings. Bravo!

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