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Big and exciting changes are afoot around an apple a day and here to tell us more about those changes is my mother. Yes, she knows this is going on the internet. I think.



The main thing is that my job at Saipua recently came to a bittersweet close. I wasn't quite ready to go, but we have to learn to accept even the unexpected endings with dignity and grace. (New mantra, repeated several times under breath.) I had a wonderful year and a half being a member of the family and have so much respect for what Sarah, Eric and Susan have built together. I worked hard there, learned more than is conceivable and broke approximately 483 vases and one very expensive rolling security gate in the process.

Now it's time for new visions and new seasons, as my mom so sweetly wrote. What is it that the kids are saying these days? Let's get this party started? Yeah. Let's try that.

39 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm really sorry to hear that, that's really hard. It sounds like you have the most amazing mum though, thats really lovely advice. :) Best of luck!

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  2. Something awesome must be just around the corner :) and yes, great mum you have.

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  3. cannot wait to see what's next. xx

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  4. good luck for the future.
    these things have a habit of working themselves out and teaching us to be a better person in the process.
    keep your chin up and keep happy :o)
    x

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  5. sad to hear it, though sometimes things like this happen to make room for even better things in your life! best of luck to you!

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  6. Ah, we're all going to say the same thing: your mum's amazing, and chin up on the job front!

    I was out of work for nearly two months this summer and I was truly in despair, I nearly took so many jobs that I didn't want, just because I felt like I had to be earning money again, but in the end I'm glad I held out for something that felt right. OK, I'm still recovering financially, but overall I'm much happier now. I know you loved your job at Saipua, but you are an inspiring and creative person, so I am sure something wonderful will come up sooner or later x x

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  7. ah, but if anyone can turn lemons into lemonade, then it's you. you'll be landing on your feet any time soon.

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  8. I have proof of your fun times on film :) I am sure fall will bring really good things to you...here's to new good stuff!
    (I totally giggled at your vases comment and remembered the rolling out of the dumpster...good times!)

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  9. ...Ah yes, when a door closes a window opens...

    ...Sorry to hear of your job loss but you'll be up and back at it with something new in no time! Just you wait 'n' see... ;o)

    ...Can I adopt your mom, please? Love her. So sweet. :o)

    ...Many blessings comin' your way... :o)

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  10. Your mom is sweet! Good luck!

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  11. Just reading what your mom wrote is sufficient for us to know the reason YOU are so unique and capable, and for you to know that YOU CAN realistically reach for the stars and touch them!
    All the very best!

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  12. You are always up to something amazing. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  13. i'm sorry to hear about your job. as difficult as this is, i hope you have many many new & exciting opportunities coming your way :)

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  14. Aww Amy. That's a bummer. But I know you're going to come out of all this new, improved, and better than ever. Like your mom, I have faith in you too. :)
    XO, AT

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  15. "Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." - John Muir

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  16. CORAGGIO! You deserve the best things from life :) I love your blog! xxx Ciao dall'Italia

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  17. I am so excited to see all of the amazing opportunities that are on the horizon for you, Amy. This is just the start of something even more fantastic, I know it. You have all the talent and style in the word and I can't wait to see you strike out on your own. Count me as one of your biggest fans- and one of your first customers, clients, or supporters in whatever you choose to do next :)

    Grace

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  18. Best wishes on your new adventure and may there be bigger and better things for you that come from it! :)

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  19. Even in the face of adversity (!) your blog always puts a smile on my face.
    mel

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  20. some wise words on changing careers by, well, one of the most overquoted men in america. it helped me, anyway!

    all the best on your journey for new visions and new seasons.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html?awesm=on.ted.com_8bHH&utm_campaign=steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die&utm_content=ted.com-talkpage&utm_medium=on.ted.com-twitter&utm_source=facebook.com

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  21. best idea ever = fall extravaganza escape! Go pick apples in NE for the harvest! Or just lay in bed all day and watch movies for a minute...

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  22. I'm going through some changes in my life too. Things will definitely look up! I really must get a hike in soon and Mt. Monadnock sounds like the perfect place!Maybe I'll see you at the top!

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  23. a door closes
    a window opens
    i've not been formally employed since 2002
    but i'm having a swell time
    bonne chance!!

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  24. Oh, I'm sure it's a blessing in disguise. Good luck with what's next, it's going to be amazing! x

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  25. Sorry about your job - I know how that feels, and I know that underneath all the good wishes for the future (which I also extend) it still feels crummy for a while. Hang in there.

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  26. this is too awesome... love this blog!

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  27. sounds like you've got a pretty rad mom! :) good luck on your new adventures.

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  28. sad to hear about the job. but the potential on the horizon is probably pretty dang magical! (:

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  29. Sorry about the job.

    Just remember what Auntie Mame said: "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."

    I am gonna bet you will be eating well soon enough!

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  30. Ah Amy, what will it be? We all know you are going to do something amazing! I'm trying to read between the lines - go for it gal!

    xx judith b

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  31. Wow - way to have a chin-up-attitude. I'd probably roll about on the floor and wail for a while. That could be because I'm southern and that seems to be my M.O.

    You're a gal who survives with gusto. I'm hoping for all the best things to trickle in right on time for you.

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  32. Go apply at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. You will rock that place!

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  33. Just checking up on you. All seems to be well.

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  34. Sounds like your Mom has an amazing vision, get out there and enjoy it!
    Good luck!

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  35. Amy,

    You are in fact already a model for dignity and grace...
    (Repeat it as a mantra if you like, your yogini older sister approves of such things) But seriously, I am always blown away by your emotional strength, honesty, and your relentless hard work... even in the face of injustice.

    Your character and thoughtfulness will cary you, the adventure to come will be far more rewarding that what is behind you now.

    (apologies for sounding a bit like a fortune cookie)

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  36. You are incredibly inspiring, funny, and talented. You are bound for only wonderful things. Can't wait to see what life has in store for you next. As someone who is stuck/lost/finding their way on their path, I know how scary it is... but you'll be okay. Keep staying positive and it's a blessing to have family support you. You'll find your way!

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  37. Yes, something new and amazing will be right around the corner!

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