Big News!

January 2, 2014




I have quite the news to share. Something I've been wishing I could set in motion to be able to move forward and it's happening.... someone pinch me so I know it's real. Is the suspense killing you?! I guess I should just cut right to the chase.... I have officially put in my notice at the church (!!) and I will be leaving January 16th to become a full time freelance designer + virtual assistant from home! Cue the confetti and Beyonce!

What? Why? How....? As we've settled into our life having Drake 50% for the last 6 months, I've realized what a toll I've been putting my mind and body through trying to juggle being a wife and mother first and foremost but also trying to maintain two full time jobs. I've learned the signs of an oncoming breaking point and how I knew I'd be sick with migraines when I got too stressed. I learned I'm a push over and people pleaser so I wouldn't ever say no only leaving me overloaded and drowning with clients and tasks much too big for my time. As the end of the year approached, Andrew and I had been talking about this next year for us and where we would be in our marriage and family and feel now is the time to take this chance with my thriving business. The opportunity to embrace the blessings coming my way each month with client after client so I can build my home business to be a stable source of income for our home. I'm most excited about being a "stay at home stepmom" the weeks we have Drake but it will also be entertaining being a full time business lady on our weeks off! I can't wait to see how The Kinch Life | DESIGNS evolves over 2014 as 2013 was packed with much more than I had ever dreamed it would be!

I do have to say my husband is the most amazing man ever supporting me and encouraging me to take this huge leap of faith. Without his consistent love and understanding of me wanting to chase this huge dream, I would never be where I am today!

I do plan to spend more time focusing on a consistent blogging schedule here so there's some kind of intriguing content happening and you might have guessed by the freebie above, but I will be sharing downloads much more often as I'll be able to design my little heart out, daily. Eeek! I can't wait.

2014.... let's do this!

34 comments

  1. Such wonderful news! I'm so happy for you.

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  2. I am so, so excited for you! You are such a wonderful wife, momma, and friend - you totally deserve this amazing step forward! xx

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  3. Congratulations and good luck! Cheers to a prosperous and successful 2014 :)

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  4. SO happy for you gorgeous! There is nothing better than being able to do what makes you come alive. AND you're amazing at it! Happy happy 2014 to you! xo

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  5. OMG what a big step! So happy for you! we always need to choose what is right for us and this sounds perfect for you! being home means more time with drake and less stress! i cant wait to see what 2014 has in store for you! tons of blessings im sure!!

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  6. congrats girl! cheers to 2014 bringing you wonderful opportunities! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

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  7. Congratulations!! What awesome news!!

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  8. So excited for you! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves! :)

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  9. Congrats! I always love your designs and this will be my new desktop wallpaper!

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  10. That's terrific news!!! Glad you are following your heart/gut/mind whatever it is that lead you down this path!

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  11. you are awesome. so excited for you!

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  12. Congrats lady! That is super exciting for you. I know your business will thrive because you are amazing!!!!

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  13. That's so awesome! I'm so happy for you. I would love to have an opportunity like that, but it's not in the cards for me yet...One day I'm sure it will be. :) Congratulations!

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  14. Congratulations and best of luck. So glad you're finding a way of balance!

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  15. YAY! Congratulations Aubrey! I know you're going to love being self employed. It's quite an adventure, but definitely a wonderful one! xoxo

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  16. Congratulations Aubrey, you're gonna rock this! Sending out huge hugs and tons of prayers for this new chapter in your life girlfriend.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  17. Good for you!! Wishing you all the best!

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  18. So excited for you!!! And can't wait to see what fun projects this brings!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  19. Congratulations for spreading your wings and following your dreams, but keeping all that is important in check. Your family, husband and your health are very important things - but so is your emotional well being too. Congrats on taking the reigns and controlling your destiny! (and your time!) BEYONCE FOR ALL!

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  20. yay!!! I'll be giving you lots of business soon :)

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  21. What exciting news!!! I can't wait to see where your passions take you, girlie!!! :-)

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  22. Congrats to you! I know you are excited as I'm excited for you! My hope and dream would be to blog full time from home! I've really enjoyed following your blog...however I don't comment much, but that's a goal for this year. Following your blog is inspiring to blog newbies like myself. Congrats again!

    Lisa

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  23. Congrats girl!!! So happy to have known you all the way through this journey and now to see how much success you have... it just makes me heart overflow with happiness for you! Best of luck!! xo

    -kristen

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  24. I'm so happy we have both been able to change our little side-ventures into full-time, real life jobs. We are so blessed to able to do what we love and if I'm being totally honest, I would have had no idea that 2013 would have led me to working with you but I am SO glad it did. I am so so excited for 2014 and the hopefully great business & growth in friendship we'll experience together!! xoxo

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  25. That is such exciting news, what a wonderful way to start 2014!

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  26. that is great news!! So happy for you!

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  27. That is absolutely amazing news - I am so happy for you!! (I'm also just a little bit jealous, still doing the half-time lawyer, half-time blogger thing over here!) You're going to be wonderful! Yay!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  28. Yay I am so happy for you. I think this is the right choice since you felt the way you did. What could be worse right? Good luck with everything.

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  29. Yay! I'm so excited for you, Aubrey! I'm working my way to close the 9-5 job and my home-based business too! My heart is full of joy for you! Congratulations!

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  30. Doing what you love is so important! Congrats on the big news and the best of luck! Totally dig the wallpaper you created. Featured it in a desktop wallpaper roundup post on my blog: http://chic-type.com/blog/creative-desktop-wallpapers-roundup/

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