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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mission Accomplished...Move is Complete!

Our move went well and we're settling in nicely here in Kamloops, BC. It is very strange to be living here after spending the last 15 years in the Kootenays, but we are finding that although the "mountains" here don't compare to anything where we used to live, they do possess have their own special beauty.

My studio space is coming along nicely as well (although slowly) and it will be great to get back to creating again, which I haven't been able to do for the past nine months now since we started this newest moving adventure! I also have a LOT of things to re-organize and put away right now but once that's finished I can get back at it!

We are loving our new house so far - it's the newest and largest home we've ever owned (and this is home #5 since 1989). We were really lucky to find it! It is nice to have studio space "in" the house again too. My last space was built in the back of our detached garage and although it was a nice, large, heated space with it's own entrance, I found it hard to be working out there and constantly running back and forth to the house - seems I can't remove the "Mom" hat for even a few minutes! I still have a dedicated room for my studio, but this set up should be more convenient for all of us and I can still close the door and not have to pack my work up when I'm done!

If you've ever moved, you know how challenging it can be. Getting settled in (especially if you have kids), finding where everything is (inside your house and in your new hometown), meeting new people, changing services, etc. When you have a business to move as well, it does set you back a bit, especially when you change cities, because you almost always lose most if not all of your local customers (fair/sale shoppers you've gotten to know). It's really like starting a new business all over again, which can be good or bad depending on how you look at things. I'm a "glass half full" type of person however, so change doesn't scare me. Besides, I'm a Gemini too so I'm changing all the time!! Let's see what changes this move brings!

Happy Crafting!
Cheryl

Mission Accomplished...Move is Complete!

Our move went well and we're settling in nicely here in Kamloops, BC. It is very strange to be living here after spending the last 15 years in the Kootenays, but we are finding that although the "mountains" here don't compare to anything where we used to live, they do possess have their own special beauty.

My studio space is coming along nicely as well (although slowly) and it will be great to get back to creating again, which I haven't been able to do for the past nine months now since we started this newest moving adventure! I also have a LOT of things to re-organize and put away right now but once that's finished I can get back at it!

We are loving our new house so far - it's the newest and largest home we've ever owned (and this is home #5 since 1989). We were really lucky to find it! It is nice to have studio space "in" the house again too. My last space was built in the back of our detached garage and although it was a nice, large, heated space with it's own entrance, I found it hard to be working out there and constantly running back and forth to the house - seems I can't remove the "Mom" hat for even a few minutes! I still have a dedicated room for my studio, but this set up should be more convenient for all of us and I can still close the door and not have to pack my work up when I'm done!

If you've ever moved, you know how challenging it can be. Getting settled in (especially if you have kids), finding where everything is (inside your house and in your new hometown), meeting new people, changing services, etc. When you have a business to move as well, it does set you back a bit, especially when you change cities, because you almost always lose most if not all of your local customers (fair/sale shoppers you've gotten to know). It's really like starting a new business all over again, which can be good or bad depending on how you look at things. I'm a "glass half full" type of person however, so change doesn't scare me. Besides, I'm a Gemini too so I'm changing all the time!! Let's see what changes this move brings!

Happy Crafting!
Cheryl