Hello 2012

10 Jan

I promised last week that there was big news and oh yes there is, but first things first what the heck is this site? Well it is the blog for Ginger P Designs where we can now post pics, ideas, new products, awesome sites and more. But why a blog if you already have your website, facebook and twitter? Well, I blame Pinterest! Ever since “pinning” has had a new meaning I have stumbled upon so many interesting and amazing blogs that I had to have one of my own. A blog has the power and ability to share beautiful pictures, links and also the story behind them all in one place. And yes facebook/twitter and my website have that ability also, but facebook/twitter are quick announcements and updates and our website keeps all products on display in a nicely formatted style. So in a nutshell it is just another fun outlet to have and Ginger P wanted it so ta-da : )

Now onto the good stuff and the reason for the first post on this blog and what 2012 has to come!!…..

As I mentioned last week we have a big announcement for Ginger P Designs and gulp, here it goes – about a year and a half ago I posted a few wedding invitation designs online to see if anybody out there in the world would ever purchase them? Well, somebody actually did, and I will never forget the first sale I had, I squealed with excitement seeing the email on my phone that night- just couldn’t believe somebody bought something from ME! The past year and a half has been filled with many hours of exploring, designing and learning that has transformed into (what I thought was just going to be my fun little side project) my very own business Ginger P Designs.

Last week I officially gave notice to my full time marketing job that I have been hired by someone else…. drum-roll please- MYSELF!!! ahh yess I am so excited that I will be focusing on Ginger P Designs as my full time career come this Spring. Can you believe it? I still feel like I am dreaming and someone needs to wake me up because this is what I have worked for, and the day has finally come.

Now as easy as the decision was to go full time with it, it was also one of the hardest decisions to make because my “day” job is pretty awesome too where I work at an Ag Nutrition Company in marketing with my focus on advertising, design and branding, but I just couldn’t continue to work all day and then come home at night to work on Ginger P all night too (I want to hang out with my husband, dog, family and friends you know!!) and get back into my normal workout schedule…. My breaking point came this past holiday season when my holiday card cut off was Dec. 16th and that night (morning) I stayed up until 5AM finishing the last shipments to go out the door, took a two hour nap and went to work at 8AM -omg that just isn’t normal right. So fast forward to now and the decision has been made and I couldn’t be more excited!

Well the beans have been spilled and it is official as I saw my current career position posted online yesterday for others to apply- such a weird feeling! The big switch won’t happen until about March as the company I currently work for is being really awesome and they are letting me transition out of my current job into Ginger P full time so I will be able to help with the new hire and some training that may go with it. Until then I will continue with some late nights and early mornings, BUT knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel is the best.feeling.ever.

Cheers, Gina

special thanks to my hubby Beej, my mom, sister Krissy K, my papa murph, brother and little A, neighbor D, and everyone in between who has always thought I could do it someday : )

Good thing Santa brought me this cute, new chair for what is my soon to be "day" office

 

8 Responses to “Hello 2012”

  1. natalie January 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Congrats Gina!! How exciting:)

  2. DeeDra January 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Good for you Gina. You have amazing design ability & your business will prosper!

  3. Kari Buendorf January 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    How exciting Gina! Best of luck to you in your new adventure! You will do great and your business will do wonderfully!

  4. Kristy Connors January 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Gina,
    Im so proud of you! Congrats on your new career! I’m surrounded by many ladies who i suspect will become engaged in the near future, i will send them to check out your designs! Im delighted to know i can send support to a hometown gal! Wishing you the best as your business prospers!

  5. gingerpdesigns January 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Thank you everyone for the awesome messages, comments and wishes!! I really appreciate it and am excited to see what is ahead 🙂

  6. Tim Clark January 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Congrats on this exciting new “day” job. Your talent will take you far. We will miss you. Best of Luck

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