Our lives are changing rapidly right now, so I decided we needed a new header as well. The images are (left to right): hoar frost on my mother-in-law’s crabapple tree, our kitchen, my snow-covered raspberry canes, Anneke peeking at some pumpkin muffins, and the best bread I’ve ever baked.
This won’t be a surprise to friends and family, but for the rest of you kind readers: after eleven years I have decided to leave the Star Tribune and pursue an opportunity with the Minnesota Orchestra. I’ll still be doing web design, but I am going to dip my toe into the non-profit world and see how much I like it. I’m very excited! I’m sad to say goodbye to my friends at the Strib, but the time felt very right to make this move. The new job starts March 15.
The same week I got my job offer, Adam also found out that he will very likely be able to go full-time at his school next year. So thus ends our 3 year experiment in having at least one parent be home part-time. I’m nervous about the change, but I’m also grateful that we had as much time as we did. Our financial situation won’t dramatically improve with Adam working full-time, but it definitely will ease up a bit.
My hope is that all the richness we’ve built up in our home over the last 2.5 years can continue, even when our lives become a little bit more hectic with both of us working full-time. We have until September to find out, so for now I will focus on my new job, the start of biking & gardening season, and continuing with the Hennepin County Master Gardener program. 2010 is going to go down in history as my craziest year ever…