Hey Blogging Friends!
I apologize that I've been MIA over the last month! It's been a little crazy and not sure how the rest of summer will play out. I went through an extensive job interview process and ended up with an offer to work for the State of Oregon as a Social Worker. At the same time, my grandfather was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and this has caught our entire family quite off guard. I spent some valuable time with him last week and as this disease is rapidly advancing, it likely will be the last time I see him alive.
It is a humbling reality to know and understand.
In jewelry news, I spent much May and a few weekend in June selling at a local Saturday Market. I Loved It! What a wonderful way to connect with my little rural community and I had so many compliments on my jewelry, that was really quite uplifting.
Last weekend I dashed from the Saturday Market and drove an hour into the Portland area for a private jewelry show at a hospital for the nursing staff.
I love nurses! The show was a big success and I have been asked to come back and hold a show for Christmas! Wow!
The only downside to all this news is that my new employment endeavors will not allow me to have as much time to work on my jewelry. I've decided this is good and bad. Bad because I love creating jewelry SO much! But the good is that it will force me to really 'define' my style and stop trying to 'do it all'. It will be interesting to see what shape look my jewelry will take in the next year.
I hope you'll stick along for the ride!
Cheers to you my blogging friends ~ Jenni DutchTouchBeads
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