About Me

When I first entered university, it was to be a designer. I stayed on that path for a few years and was good at it and LOVED it. But, God had other plans for me and my future. My life changed completely after a summer mission trip during college. I came back from that trip feeling God had a larger purpose for my life. I am so glad I listened to Him.

I changed my major to Elementary Education, added a year to my college career and ended up meeting my now husband!! 

After moving to Georgia, my desire to become a designer again blossomed. I had taught for almost 10 years at the time and I was still teaching full time when I decided to complete my design degree. I took classes locally on the weekends and took online classes throughout the week. My husband was so supportive and a real trooper during my late nights. But, I successfully completed my studies and earned my Diploma in Residential Planning with flying colors. 

After earning my diploma, we decided together for me to quit teaching. There were other factors such as stress and trying to begin a family (go to garyandannac.blogspot.com for more on our Adoption Journey) that caused me to quit my job. 

I didn't really know where to turn next, but I used my artistic talents to being painting again and I sold a few pieces. I then tried to find a design job, but the market was failing. So, I picked myself up by my bootstraps and looked for other ways to bring in income. I became a nanny!! I have loved every single minute of my job as a nanny and it has given me a lot of practice with children younger than what I was used to having as a teacher. It was well worth the practice!!!

As of now, I am back to my designing roots. I recently became a consultant for Clever Container and I am trying to build my own business through blogging, organizing and designing on the side. 

I know I am on the right path and that this path will allow me to be a stay at home mom and still work to bring in the additional income our growing family will need. 

Overall, I am blessed. I am happy with my choices and I have a wonderful and supportive husband. I don't know where this new journey may take us, but please join me for the ride. 


Mandy @HKCHIC said...

Hi Anna, this is Mandy! Very nice blog you got here! i was wondering if you have a "follow" widget so i can follow your blog?

Ann Marie McDonnell said...

Yay! I saw that you signed up for findmyorganizer!! Your site is coming along nicely! Hope all is well in GA! Your design/ organizing friend! Ann Marie

AnnaC said...

Hi Ann Marie- Good to hear from you. Yes, thank you so much for telling me about the site! I have actually gotten several leads from there!! I am excited to move forward. I also became a Design Assistant for a neigbor who has her own design business. Working with her is giving me the resources and the additional business knowledge I need. I am excited about this journey. I am excited to use my talent and my knowledge!! I hope to keep up with you. Could you post your website here? I will follow you.