Bidding adieu to the business

I was lucky enough to start this business about a year and a half ago. It has been almost two years since I left my job as a reporter at a local paper and decided to balance full-time motherhood with full-time writing.

As anyone can guess, that was too much full-time.

This business has given me what I wanted most – a steady income as a writer and time with my youngest son. But he’s ready to move on to the next stage of his life – daycare – and so am I.

No, not daycare. But a new job, a real job, at an office, with people. I’m ready for that.

And so I’m letting go of the dream that was JFE Communications. It turned out not to be my dream, exactly. I missed working with others, and I’m ready to try something new.

As of September, I’ll be looking for a full-time job outside of the home and dismantling the business.

Thank you to all who sent work and tips my way. You were essential to the success of this little experiment.

Also thank you to my friends and family, for picking up the slack when I had big projects on the go, for supporting me when I doubted myself, and for listening when I needed to work things out.

On to the next adventure!