I did it! I took the plunge into the deep pool of crafting full time. Who needs paid health insurance, 401ks, and Folgers coffee when I can eat crackers and iced coffee all day long, turn Fridays casual day into Monday through Friday pajama casual week and let the phone to go voicemail when I am watching Oprah.
I won't miss the high school employee gossip, wearing a jacket to work everyday in the summer since the office was so cold, or the florescent lighting. But I will miss the Sparklets Water and the automatic ice maker. We don't have those luxuries here at Casa de Monkeys Always Look but I did put Water Cooler Service and Automatic Ice Machine purchases in the business plan. Gotta dream big and stay hydrated!
I am very excited to be self-employed again and sharing my workdays with these guys. These trusted co-workers will be examples to follow with their discerning eye for detail, never letting even the tiniest of fallen food scrap lay on the floor for more than 1 nano second and the discipline of daily naps of at least six hours I can only hope to achieve the same level of commitment to their "jobs." Plus these guys take more bathroom breaks then I ever do, which always MADE me so self-conscience SINCE THE BATHROOM DOOR WAS IN VIEW TO EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE. Now I can go pee with the door open AND not wash my hands. Living life to the fullest!
Look in the coming months for exciting new creations from me that you can't live without, or shouldn't, since I do need to pay for my health insurance!
Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive and encouraging though this. Monkey ON!