Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Hanging up my professional heat gun.

Posted by tracy watkiss at 18:00
Well this is a post a long time coming in lots of ways.

I have decided that it is time for me to hang up my professional heat gun. As many of you know there have been a lot of changes in my life over the last year.

Also a lot of changes in Just Tracys (that was). Now known as Fabric & Paper. 

I have enjoyed my time demonstrating, writing mag articles, teaching and part owning a craft shop, but I am done, doing it for a living.  The people I have met and the friends I have made will stay with me forever. Karen is now the Owner (and all the responsibilities, teaching and coffee making duties are now hers, mwah ha ha). I hope you will continue to support her and the shop. 

So why ? quite simple! (I need a change and to earn a living wage.)  I need to know that the shop or community it has become, will be there for the ladies who love to come in and, craft, gossip and eat cake. (really, the amount of times I heard "Tracy, would you like cake? go on one won't hurt you." mmm! 8 classes a week all having goodies - that will hurt me. Lol). The shop is not in a position to pay me a living wage every week. So made it easier for me to say if I find a job, the shop saves money and means my lovely ladies are safely ensconced in their hobby haven. 

The decision was made and now I had to figure out what I wanted to do.

Well I like helping people, I care about them, especially the elderly. When I was younger I always wanted to be a nurse. So I applied for a position in a care home,   I had an interview and was told I have the job.

So I am going back to old roots. I have a job starting soon as a carer in a residential home. (It will be shift work, so you may see me in the shop sometimes having coffee). I have not got a start date yet!!! but it is imminent. I am so excited about a new challenge. I am going to be learning and getting qualifications and who knows where this will lead.

So now the people who needed to know know, I am just putting it here for anybody who  still reads this. 

Looking forward not back x




5 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

All the very best Tracy wherever life leads you xx Jan

Cath said...

Wishing you all the very best in this next stage of your life. I am a nurse and find it the most wonderful and fulfilling job ever! It can be hard no doubt about it but those residents will give you so much happiness as well as sadness.and you can just do your very best for each and every one of them. I wouldn't be surprised if you get them crafting after a few weeks!!! Sending you lots of love and best wishes for a happy new future. Love Cathy xx

melanie said...

Oh wow, good luck x

Rachel Webber said...

Wow! Good for you - I hope you find peace and happiness (along with a living income!). Thank you for all you taught me with crafting and colouring

Rachel x

julie_woolston said...

Hi Tracy wishing you well in your new chapter of your life,
Love and hugs Julie xxxx

 

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