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.

49 Comments

  1. Gray on July 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    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

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM

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

  2. Juliette Gold on July 23, 2012 at 7:24 AM

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

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 8:54 AM

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

  3. Andrea on July 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    YaY!!! Congrats Allie!

  4. Elise Rabatin on July 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congrats :)

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 8:55 AM

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

  5. Jess on July 23, 2012 at 8:43 AM

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

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 8:56 AM

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

  6. Janae @ Bring-Joy on July 23, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    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!

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM

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

  7. Janine Renee on July 23, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    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!

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 9:11 AM

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

  8. Meg on July 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

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

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM

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

      • Meg on July 24, 2012 at 8:49 AM

        I know! Can’t wait. :)

  9. Jon Schelander-Pugh on July 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    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!

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM

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

      • Jon Schelander-Pugh on July 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM

        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.

        • Allison on July 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

          That is awesome!!! Congrats!

  10. jenn on July 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    how very exciting! I love the business card design!

  11. sharon on July 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    YAY! congrats!!!!!!

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM

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

  12. Rebecca Odell on July 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    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!

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 10:41 AM

      Thanks Rebecca!! We should grab coffee sometime soon!

  13. Michelle on July 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    How exciting! Good luck for your new adventure.

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Thank you Michelle!

  14. Jessica R on July 23, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    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!

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM

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

  15. Amy on July 23, 2012 at 2:17 PM

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

  16. Sarah on July 23, 2012 at 2:54 PM

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

    • Allison on July 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM

      Thanks Sarah! I’m pretty excited myself!

  17. Vanessa on July 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Congrats!!! So excited for you! :)

  18. Christina on July 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM

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

    • Allison on July 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM

      Thank you so much Christina :)

  19. Diana on July 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM

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

    • Allison on July 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM

      Ah thanks Diana!!! :)

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  21. Jay Rowsey on July 24, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Congrats! If anyone can do it, you can.

    • Allison on July 24, 2012 at 7:43 AM

      Aw shucks, thank you!

  22. Justin M L Bryant on July 24, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    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.

    • Allison on July 24, 2012 at 9:24 AM

      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!!

      • Justin M L Bryant on July 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

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

  23. Ashli on July 25, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Congrats Allie — that is an amazing accomplishment! :)

    • Allison on July 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM

      Thanks Ashli! ;)

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