September 06, 2011

*The one about the explanation*

As most of you are aware I am a Beauty Therapist/Nail Technician and teach my subjects at the local college. In April, I decided to start working from home - adding in clients on my days off from teaching. I LOVED IT!!! I missed working in that environment, I missed the adult conversation {don't get me wrong, 16-19 year olds are lovely, but can be very dramatic!}, but most of all I missed actually doing the treatments!

So since then, I have been slowly building my business, working more hours than I normally do to build that healthy base..... it worked. Last month I decided to cut my hours down at college to one day a week and work from home more. I love my job but it was beginning to get me down a bit, there have been a lot of changes recently and while I embrace change these changes were very stressful for all staff and it was turning into a place that I no longer wanted to be in. I still work there, but the subject I teach is completely separate and so I no longer have to deal with the stress and emotions that came with the old package. there you have it! The reason why I have been missing in action since June, but I am back as a much happier and healthier Rachel B.

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*Learn Something New EveryDay 2011*

Lesson 5: If Crickets are not fed they eat each other!
This is an odd lesson but one where I found myself saying 'Really? Well you learn something new everyday!' So I thought it was quite appropriate. One of my clients has reptiles and one of them has to be fed live crickets, however the crickets need to be fed too - otherwise they turn and eat each other!

Apologies to all whose blogs I have neglected to read recently, I am off to do a spot of reading now!
Have a nice day :)



Louise said...

good to have you back and your LSNED book is looking good.

Sarah said...

Lovely to "see" you back!! Glad things are going well & love your LSNED album! x

Carly said...

Welcome back I have missed your posts and fab photos :)

Miss Smith said...

Glad to hear it's working out :D

And I LOVE the lesson!

Denise said...

Lovely to see you back and gret to hear your business is building up and you are a happy girl x

JulieJ said...

Welcome back. Glad you've made the change you need in your work life and everything is working out for you.
I had a chameleon once and I never could bear to pick up the crickets to feed it.

Amy said...

Well, thank goodness your absence was due to excessive productivity and not something else!
It is really lovely to see your posts again and of course all of your beautiful projects!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Rachel ~ It's good to see you back in action and glad to hear you've sorted things out with your work place.

Thanks for all the sweet comments you've left for me recently. I've been a bit missing myself lately. Looking forward to being able to catch up myself.

All the best ~ ♥

Michelle said...

Gr8 to c u again Rachel, love ur book!

Cheryl said...

Great to see uou back. Looking forward to seeing your pages to come x

Lizzie said...

Hello Rachel, nice to see you back again. Glad to hear it's been because you were busy making your life better and happier!
I've been so busy too.. My own business took off this Spring and Summer and I've had so many orders - it's been amazing.
I have slowed up this month and posted a completion date of October for anything ordered since late August. I need to take some time out, to build up stock, start working on 2012 Diaries to sell before Christmas.... get my head together, write some courses I'm going to be teaching... breathe - oh, yes, it will be nice to do that again some time soon!!
So, I can see where you're coming from... it's nice to get things organised and be busy, but it's a relief when you can take your foot off the pedal for a short while and just "be"! Good luck with your new venture at home and your one day a week at the college.
LSNED album looks nice this year; not sure about that cricket story though... the word "Eeeeewwwww" springs to mind!

Melissa said...

How wonderful for you to be able to work from home more! Great job putting in all those hours so you could make this transition. Glad to see you back in blogland!

Katie said...

Congrats on building the business :-) Good to see you back

jennifer said...

I'm glad your work life is going well. Your LSNED album looks great. And ew. Crickets eat each other. Gross. Now I've learnt something new today!

Gem's Crafts said...

How exciting to be setting up your own business, it sounds like you're much happier doing this than the teaching :) looking forward to seeing more of your LSNED pages :)