Tuesday, January 8

New Year ... New Beginnings

Happy New Year!

I wish you a year filled with peace, hope, health, happiness and joy :)

Well, 2012 was a funny old year - some good bits, some not so good bits, and some in-between bits - Mum was really ill; Morgan was ill too; I turned 40; lost my day job; held an exhibition; I was in and out of hospital; we had some wonderful trips; I finally got to visit my brother's restaurant; I had work featured in three exhibitions ... but most importantly I got to spend the Christmas and New Year holiday with the people I love most in the world, so the year came to a close with lovely shared times.

And now, it's a new year (again? how did that happen?) with a very big new beginning for me!

After losing my job in the Summer, a combination of illness/surgery/recovery for the rest of the year gave me a lot of time to consider my future. Thankfully, with Morgan's support, I am now self-employed :)

And, following many (many!) months of negotiation, I am exceptionally happy to share the first pic of my new shop!

I haven't fixed an opening date yet as there's still so much I want to get done.

So I will be off for now to go and make a start.

Promise to catch up with you all properly very soon :)x


Terrie said...

Glad to learn that you've a new start. Wish you a healthy and fabulous 2013 with good business.

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Happy new year to you, Tracy! Your news is very exciting - I'm feeling just a little envious. Really looking forward to reading and seeing more of your new shop. Liz x

Patty Biermans said...

So happy to hear that you do well now!! I've had the same experience, lost my job and decided to start my workshop. It's great to make your own time to work, very relaxing :))!! Wish you all the luck with your new start. lots of hugzzz.....peebee

FeltersJourney said...

Ooo exciting times Tracy! Good luck with your new venture.. look forward to hearing more about it :)
Love the stone wall at the back of your shop

Tracy Markey said...

Many thanks Terrie :) Hope you've had a great start to the year too.

And a Happy New Year to you too Liz :) Very exciting, but also a little terrifying too!

Thanks peebee :) Glad to hear that you have also branched out too and looking forward to hearing all about it.

Thanks Deborah :) The wall is fab isn't it?!