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Biggest, Scariest News ever!

Biggest, Scariest News ever!

We have big big news around here! So if you have followed a while...you know that I had a mid life crisis . 

It has been 14 months so I thought it would be great to follow up on how it is going.

It hasn't gotten less scary.   Sometimes my former 40 hour work week sounds really nice and so does the pay and the health insurance....but then I remember I hated life. During previously mentioned mid life crisis I benched my Masters in Engineering. After a few years of building Rescued Furnishings, I could not take the corporate world anymore. Rescued Furnishings was what I was meant to do. I love teaching classes, I love helping people visualize design changes to their rooms. Love Love Love.

It has been 14 months since I left the engineering world. Fourteen months ago, Brandt thought it would be at least a year before we could hire our first employee (we have 2 plus me). Two years ago, me quitting my engineering job wasn't a possibility. Since then, Brandt (husband) was promoted to the head of his company's civil engineering department. But the more our business grew, the more I needed him. And guess what? He started to sound like me. He started asking questions about how I felt for all those years and how long it had been going on for.

After months of planning....OCTOBER 30th, 2015 was his LAST day in engineering. Crazy! SO SO SCARY! You could have never convinced us 5 years ago that we would have both had career changes let alone MAJOR, work for yourself, put it all on the line career changes. I am literally terrified and not sleeping. Psoriasis outbreaks...yep that is happening. Too much information? I mean they are on my forehead so kinda hard to miss. Anyway....

 I have never been so scared in my life. Are we making the right call? Is this really going to work? I am terrified. We are reinvesting every penny we earn. Which means, virtually no take home pennies. And I am grateful for every bit of it. I believe in this, I believe in what we are doing, I believe in our plans. With. All. My. Heart. Thank you for making our next big scary step possible.

Stay tuned this week for lots of information and I would love for you to follow us on facebook or sign up for our email list to get our blog posts, sales, and videos emailed directly to you!

You can find me on Show Me St. Louis on KSDK at 10am CT on November 6, 20 and December 8!

 

Nov 04, 2015

Congratulations! No easy feat to get a company up and going, and that both of you are able to leave the corporate world! Wishing you continued success! As for your psoriasis, read up on gluten, it is one of the causes of it psoriasis. We we get stressed, particles go thru stomach lining, called leaky gut syndrome, into blood stream and our body sees it as foreign and starts the attack and then we get symptoms or auto diseases. Best of luck to you both!

Sandy
Nov 04, 2015

You both have definitely made the right choice. It’s so important to love your work. Financially you may not be earning what you were before. What’s important is your happiness and health. I’m 55 in January, and I’m cutting my work days back from 4-3 days after Christmas. I can’t wait. It’s amazing how quickly I will get used to earning a bit less, I’m sure. Good luck with your business, and wishing you both all the best

Helen Jessup
Nov 03, 2015

Life goes by too quickly to be stuck in a position you loathe. If you can earn a living doing what makes you happy, then by all means, go for it.
There are so many folks out there stuck in the rut of 9 to 5 jobs that they are unhappy in, but are too scared to make a change. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes, take a deep breathe and make the leap!!
Why live with the regret of; ‘What ifs….’
And as my folks always told me, ‘Finish college. Get your degree & you’ll always have that to fall back on if needed.’
So kudos to you both for taking the ‘leap of faith’. Much success wishes for you both!!

debbie
Nov 02, 2015

Dudes, this is huge. I’m excited, scared, and proud right along with you. xoxo

Cindy
Nov 02, 2015

If you follow your heart, it will lead you to your dream.

Marilyn Toedebusch
Nov 02, 2015

If you follow your heart, it will lead you to your dream.

Marilyn Toedebusch
Nov 02, 2015

How exciting!! Let God lead you! Clearly I am a huge supporter…just check out my house :)

Susie
Nov 02, 2015

Very inspiring and so important to love what you do, glad that I’m a part of your journey ❤️❤️

Cheryl joyce
Nov 02, 2015

You all did the right thing … U can always go back to the corporate world if this doesn’t work out but u would never have know if it could work if u didn’t take this giant step . Trust in God and your inner self and just breath !! You’ve got this ?

Sara
Nov 02, 2015

I am 100% inspired by the both of you. I recently started a similiar business out of my garage and I would love to be where you are one day. You have given me the drive to keep going. I hope one day to be in your shoes!

Marie

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