Monday, August 23, 2010

If You Don't Give a Mom a Job

Well, as you can guess from the title this Mom was looking for a job and couldn't find one, so what did she do?  Hired herself!  Then, started her own business!  So there, that shows you world!

It had been over a year and a half since I first started looking for a job.  Particularly in the field I had left, Children's Ministry.  I came close 2 times.   Once REAL close, but God thought otherwise and, as everyone was telling me, "saved me from myself".  Then I thought I am trying to go the wrong route, so I started looking for my 2nd field of interest, teaching in preschool.  Nope, closed doors again.  

So on a friend's advise, I began actively waiting on God and the "next sure thing".  That came when I STOPPED looking, started listening and began talking to close friends.  

After church one day I was talking to one such friend and she said, "You know you really need to go into kids party planning!"  I said, "Really?"  "Sure!" was her reply.  "You do this great job here at church working with the kids and designing the staging, it really suits you best to do something creative like that."  I then told her over the years, after planning parties for my own girls, I had thought about it but thought it was frivolous as most things people dream about.  She disagreed and that began my quest for finding out if this is what God had in mind.

So far, it IS what God had in mind.  I have acquired a place, a line of credit as well a few friends lining up to "give a kid a party".  So now I am just patiently waiting for some cold hard cash to drop from the sky and then I will be set to go.  See some things can't be done on credit, nor should they be, so I need to again wait on the Lord for the provisions I need to pay the rent, the licenses and fees as well as just other incidentals that costs but not paid for with credit.

In the mean time, I am talking to people I know about various areas of the shop.  From being part of the retail, to participating in parties by helping assist OR even act as character visits to getting ideas for the logo while still researching what is new, relevant and worth my time.  As they used to say, "I am getting my ducks in a row".  I have even purchased a few helpful items that will aid in what I do at church and also what I will need to do for the shop.  My first order of business will be to finalize my logo and then make a sign.  One aforementioned item is perfect for sign making.

So the target date to be up and running is by my oldest flowergals 10th birthday were she will be the lucky recipient of the 1st party in the place.  That date will be Sat. Oct 9th, 2010.  (Hey, if it's not my family that benefits from this ... it should be no one.)  The youngest flowergal will have to wait until February for her day in the shop, but she will get her party too.

So if you need to "give a kid a party" and are reading this, think of me and the shop and we'll get together and make some memories for your family!

Visit this blog often for updates on the shop as well as what develops.  This will be our website for the 1st year or so.  Another way to save money and get the word out!

Just a kid at <3,

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to following along as God takes you on this great adventure! Love the look of your blog!