Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Momentous Day





Today marks a momentous day! I am finally done with finals, well, I have my last one at 1:30. I've officially "popped"--there is a baby in there! And I've decided, after much contemplation, to close up my Red Otter shop. After three years and nearly 500 books, it's time. I'm ready to give myself the much needed energy, time and space to dream about my next adventure in creativity. I can't tell you how relieving it feels. I'm sure you've been there, too, when something you love needs a long rest. In any case, I'm going to celebrate tonight--dinner out with Andrew and a movie!

XOXO,
Jewels

Images from here and here

21 comments:

amy and ann said...

girl, I have soooo been there! Congrats to you!!!! xoxo. amy :)

erin said...

congrats on finishing! glad you're feeling a breath of fresh air. xo.

Laura Trevey said...

congrats... now enjoy the day :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

good for you, darling! now you can relax and enjoy! xo

pve design said...

enjoy yourself and treat yourself for all that you have worked so hard for!
pve

Bonbon Oiseau said...

aww julia! i am so happy for you doing exactly what feels right. oxoxo, deb

Krissy said...

Good for you my girl! Relax and enjoy your time. HAve a wonderful night :)

Down and Out Chic said...

oh wow, i'm happy for you! people should give themselves breaks much more often.

Hello Lindello said...

Congrats!

What movie will you be seeing?

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Lizzy said...

Love the first pic. Gorgeous! And hurray with being done with finals, I'm unfortunately not done till Thursday : (

tara said...

Congrats on being done!! enjoy your evening~ I am excited to see your new crafting adventure.

Jaimee said...

Best wishes for what lies ahead! :)

Emily said...

What a day for you! Congrats! Don't you love days like that? When everything comes together, or to a close, and then a new chapter opens? I am glad I got an order in for one of your books before your shop closed!! Enjoy celebrating with Andrew!

SimplyGrove said...

You deserve a nice break for you and the baby!! Congrats!! xx

Slices of Beauty... said...

Congrats, enjoy a good break!

Kellie Collis said...

I will treasure mine - I still adore my journal! x

cindy said...

i love your new photo, cute girl. we look forward to all that goes on here in red otter land and with you. so many new things! xo, c

heidi said...

Julia!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!! xxooh

Elizabeth said...

This is a big deal. Congratulations on entering this new stage!

Fiona Robyn said...

Just looking back at your blog and found this post. Lovely photos of you and bump - you're blooming! And pleased to hear you're glad about your decision to shut up shop, but thought you'd like to know that the book you sent me is accompanying me through my buddhist psychotherapy training, it's a joy to make notes in. Here's to the next chapter! x