Monday, March 28, 2011

Embarking on a new journey

I know I've mentioned it in my last post, but this week I have embarked on a new journey.

Last week, I started my first week-long residency of an MBA program in Pharmaceutical Management.  There's no turning back now!  Actually, once I submitted my $1000 non-refundable deposit, I knew there was no turning back, but being back in the classroom makes it that much more real.

Just a few minutes ago, I submitted my final assignment for the class!  One down, 16 more to go!
Last week was a bit intense because I had around 12 hour days. We had about 6 hours of in-class lecture, a break for lunch and then group projects due in the evenings.  I got to stay in a hotel near campus, which was really nice since the commute could take about an hour to and from my house.

I will be done with the program in March 2013.  It seems like it's so far away, but I know it's going to fly by!!

Adding another level of complexity to my life makes me wonder when I'll find the time to craft and blog. I've been really slacking on the blogging lately, but I hope to catch up as a creative outlet!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wow, It's been a while...

I haven't blogged in way too long! Things have just been so busy with work, family obligations and trying to get my Etsy shop started.

Things are just crazy! I took an awesome Dale Carnegie Leadership Immersion course for work, which was a three day course and it was really inspiring.  I was lucky enough to be able to stay in a hotel and save myself a crazy commute and it gave me some nice down-time to crochet.  I missed Derek and the kids terribly, but it was a nice break when I wasn't in class.

Next week (EEK!) I start my MBA program. It starts with a week-long residency, which means another week away from my family and not a whole lot of "me time" in the hotel to enjoy the break. It's actually going to be pretty intense, but it's fully paid by my company and will provide a ton of opportunities when I graduate. It's a 2 year program, so I'll be finishing up in the spring/summer of 2013.

Aside from that, we enjoyed a trip away for our nephew's baptism:

Ben hanging out with Uncle Joey before church

The Little Man of honor getting all dressed up

My little princess

Victoria having a talk with Daddy

And I've been working on some bags for my Etsy shop:

Good news: I've made my first sale!!!
I was asked to make a custom blanket for an awesome lady named Cathy, from Cathy's Creations (go check out her site!) for an auction she's doing to help a Susan G Komen 3-Day walk ambassador. You can check out more about the auction on her FB fan page.
The blanket is pretty nice, if I do say so myself! I'm doing it a darker pink and light, shimmery pink stripes. One the weather brightens up a bit, I promise I'll share some pictures.

I'm also working on a baby blanket for a friend's new baby who should be arriving in July!

Hopefully I'll be around more often and spare you these loooong update posts!  I can't guarantee that just yet though- I have no idea what I'm getting into with school starting next week!!!