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Two Weeks Notice

For real. I quit my job last week and in about two weeks I’ll be 100% self employed. (!!!!!!!!!!!) 

It still feels surreal. Putting in my two weeks was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I love the people that I work with and after almost 2.5 years I began to depend on the routine and stability. BUT I couldn’t be more stoked about what the future holds.

I’m so blessed to have an amazing 9 month part-time contract position with a studio here in Columbus lined up to make this transition even more exciting. The rest of my time will be devoted to working with my (fabulous) existing clients and bringing on new ones too (ahem…contact me here if you’re interested in working together).

My mind is reeling with all the possibilities and I’m excited to share all that I learn along the way.

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49 Comments

  • Reply Gray

    Get it girl!

    I left my full-time desk job in early May! It was amazing! I completed my yoga teacher training a month later and am now two weeks into running my own little studio! It has been amazing….if you trust and make the leap, good things will come your way!

    Yay!!

    @graylinsample
    yepindeed.com

    July 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM
    • Reply Allison

      That’s so inspiring to hear!! Thanks for your sweet comment :)

      July 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM
  • Reply Juliette Gold

    Wow that’s amazing news! Congratulations!
    I wish you best of luck fulfilling your dreams [:

    July 23, 2012 at 7:24 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thank you, love!! Ps I emailed you back last night!

      July 23, 2012 at 8:54 AM
  • Reply Andrea

    YaY!!! Congrats Allie!

    July 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM
  • Reply Elise Rabatin

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congrats :)

    July 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks Elise!! Can’t wait to hang out soon!

      July 23, 2012 at 8:55 AM
  • Reply Jess

    :D So excited for you. Let’s celebrate sometime this week!

    July 23, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Yes!! The fair starts Wednesday – maybe Thursday or Friday night? My friend Catherine will also be in town which will be fun!

      July 23, 2012 at 8:56 AM
  • Reply Janae @ Bring-Joy

    Congrats Allison. Big step, a little scary, but I would do the same thing. I could never work for someone else long term. Just too independent & I want to do my own thing.

    You’re going to do some great things, I just know it!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:04 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thank you Janae!! I agree- scary but MORE exciting.

      July 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM
  • Reply Janine Renee

    What great news! Congrats Allie. You have earned this and will do such an amazing job out there on your own. Let the creativity ring!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:06 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks Janine!! Your comment made me smile :) :)

      July 23, 2012 at 9:11 AM
  • Reply Meg

    Congrats girl! What a courageous step—we’re rootin’ for you. :)

    July 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks bandaid :) ps- Chicago/Coldplay is so soon!!!

      July 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM
      • Reply Meg

        I know! Can’t wait. :)

        July 24, 2012 at 8:49 AM
  • Reply Jon Schelander-Pugh

    Congratulations! That must be so exciting. Coincidentally, I gave my 2 weeks notice July 11th, but to work for another company. Good luck with this new leg of your journey!

    July 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks Jon! And congrats on your transition and new job! Where are you headed?

      July 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM
      • Reply Jon Schelander-Pugh

        I’m going to be doing some web troubleshooting type of work at the Mayo Clinic, which means no more commuting and a normal schedule.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM
        • Reply Allison

          That is awesome!!! Congrats!

          July 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM
  • Reply jenn

    how very exciting! I love the business card design!

    July 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM
  • Reply sharon

    YAY! congrats!!!!!!

    July 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks Sharon!!!! We did it!!! Now let’s collaborate :)

      July 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM
  • Reply Rebecca Odell

    You go, girl! I wish you the best as you explore this new adventure. Props for taking a big risk; I know it’ll pay off in the end!

    July 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks Rebecca!! We should grab coffee sometime soon!

      July 23, 2012 at 10:41 AM
  • Reply Michelle

    How exciting! Good luck for your new adventure.

    July 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Thank you Michelle!

      July 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM
  • Reply Jessica R

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! So excited for you and look forward to seeing all the exciting things that will most certainly occur :) Proud of you and cheering for you from afar!

    July 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM
    • Reply Allison

      Thank you Jess!! I always feel such support from you here on my blog and for my work – I really appreciate it!!

      July 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM
  • Reply Amy

    Congratulations! That’s such exciting news :) Also, I totally heart your business cards! xoxo

    July 23, 2012 at 2:17 PM
  • Reply Sarah

    Congrats Allison!! I’m so excited for you and those cards look fantastic!

    July 23, 2012 at 2:54 PM
    • Reply Allison

      Thanks Sarah! I’m pretty excited myself!

      July 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM
  • Reply Vanessa

    Congrats!!! So excited for you! :)

    July 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM
  • Reply Christina

    That’s awesome! Good luck with your transition. Hard work pays off. :)

    July 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM
    • Reply Allison

      Thank you so much Christina :)

      July 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM
  • Reply Diana

    Why isn’t there a celebratory emoji on my keyboard?? CONGRATS! So proud of you :)

    July 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Ah thanks Diana!!! :)

      July 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    July 24, 2012 at 7:01 AM
  • Reply Jay Rowsey

    Congrats! If anyone can do it, you can.

    July 24, 2012 at 7:30 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Aw shucks, thank you!

      July 24, 2012 at 7:43 AM
  • Reply Justin M L Bryant

    Congrats Allie!

    I vividly remember heading out of my own — at the time it was a scary feeling, but it has provided to have been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

    I wish you all the best. Certainly let me know if there is something I can do to help you.

    Also, let me know if you’d like to grab coffee and talk shop now that your schedule is more flexible.

    July 24, 2012 at 8:53 AM
    • Reply Allison

      Hi Justin!

      I appreciate your comment and I’d love to get coffee now that my schedule will be more flexible! I’ll email you!!

      July 24, 2012 at 9:24 AM
      • Reply Justin M L Bryant

        That sounds great. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

        July 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM
  • Reply Ashli

    Congrats Allie — that is an amazing accomplishment! :)

    July 25, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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