Monday, May 6, 2013

Why did we up and move to Texas anyway?

Joseph and I haven't given too many details publicly about why we just up and moved to Texas and for good reason; I don't want to jinx a good thing!  Have you ever made a decision, and as soon as you start pursuing that decision, every single thing falls into place - so much falls into place it scares the crap out of you, in fact?  Joseph and I had been seriously thinking about a career change a few months ago; we'd been up at nights thinking about our future:  Health issues, retirement, three children's college, missions, weddings, and just comfortable living in general.  How can we could we possibly pay for a fraction of this with Joseph's job and my two part time jobs?  It was time for us to get serious and make huge changes and prepare for a better future.  This is where "up and moving to Texas" comes in. . .   

Joseph asked me today how I'm adjusting to moving to a new state and moving away from my family.  I told him I have no regrets; how can I have regrets or even be sad?  I have everything I've ever wanted in my life:  A wonderful husband, becoming an entrepreneur, moving out of Utah, and the opportunity of building a whole new life; this is where, "I don't want to jinx a good thing" comes in.  At times during this process of moving I've often thought, when is the bottom going to fall out?  Is it possible for this much good to happen?  Yes, folks it is possible!  With a lot of planning, hard work, and faith good things are very possible!

First things first, if I can give you a good piece of advice, it would be to take good advice for yourselves when you hear it.  While talking to a friend about our possible career changes, he gave us good advice to think about.  Our friend is a successful business man, very kind, and offered his knowledge as advice to us.  We decided to take his advice and not waste time.  If you have wonderful people in your life who offer advice to you, let down your pride, forget what you think you know, and decide to take sound advice when you receive it; I don't think you'll regret it.

Joseph and I are opening our own bindery and rare book restoration business!  Why Texas?  Like I said before, when you receive sound advice from a smart friend, take it!  We're here to open a shop and start making great books and start restoring great books too!  Lets face it people, no one is going to want to inherit their grandmothers Kindle Fire.  Joseph will also teach workshops on the side in book binding and printmaking!  Follow along as I post updates about the start up of our business!  The website will be up and running soon!  See our journey to Texas.

Wish us luck!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! Be sure to send me your business card!


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