17 Months in California
I had no idea what was going to happen when I moved to California 17 months ago. All I knew was that I needed a change and that no matter what happened I would always have Minnesota to fall back on. That beautiful midwestern city that has supported and nurtured me my whole life. But, the sunny days and idea of spending quality time alone atop a mountain was calling. I packed up my car and headed west to Los Gatos, CaliforniaNunn Design, I was ready for a little more structure to my schedule, which was a surprise to me.
I landed a job at Beaducation.com by chance and started March 1st of 2011. Who knew that this opportunity would be the life preserver I needed to give me a kick in the butt. Working with inspiring and truly supportive people has been a wonderful experience. Working for a company that nurtures your creativity and individuality is an experience that will forever change the way I work with others. I am happy to go to work everyday and feel a part of an awesome team.
I am now writing a jewelry making book for Interweave Press with the encouragement and support of many friends, I continue to make jewelry for my Everthine Jewelry shop, starting a dog tag shop on Esty called Fetch, and working at Beaducation. I continue to travel a lot and love seeing new places and experiencing new things all the time.
I guess the purpose of this rant is to say… taking the chance was the right choice. The opportunities, experiences and work that I am doing is challenging and I am learning priceless lessons. And, I am homesick and miss my family and friends everyday, and every time it gets hard, it takes a lot of courage to not run home to Minnesota. But, I wouldn’t change a thing, these last 17 months has taught me more about myself and the world around me then I’ve ever learned before.
Atop Santa Cruz Mountain looking west toward the Pacific.
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