a big announcement.

i have some big news!  i quit my full-time job as a tax accountant and am going to pursue my passion of freelance graphic design.  wednesday was my last day [hopefully ever] in corporate america and i could not be more excited to start this next chapter in my life doing what i love.  i have always loved design, but in the past two years my passion for it has grown exponentially.  i tried doing it on the side for a little bit, but with public accounting, there really is no such thing as a side job.  it’s impossible.  i can’t wait to dive full force into this whole freelance thing once we get back from our honeymoon!  i know it will be tough and extremely challenging (um, hello no steady income) — but in the best way possible and worth every bit of hard work.  i have so many things i want to create and so many projects i want to pursue and i am thrilled to be able to do that now!

we leave saturday for california (our wedding is in 10 days!) and i am feeling incredibly blessed and joyful right now in this exciting time with so much to look forward to.

lots more to come soon (and so many things i can’t wait to share!).  this whole freelance thing means more blogging too.  hooray!

*i gave my blog a temporary facelift (much cleaner and simpler!) until the grand launch of my new site sometime in january!  super excited about that too.

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21 Responses to a big announcement.

  1. emily says:

    Congratulations & best wishes!

  2. Cassie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog design! I just had Camilla update my blog as well. I am so excited for you and can’t wait to be able to use your services again, not sure when but you’ll be the first person I’ll contact.

    Congrats girl! And I am so happy for you and Reis – enjoy your BIG day and the honeymooning in Italy! :)

    xoxo,
    Cass

  3. Marisa says:

    That’s awesome Jaymee!! I’m excited for this new adventure, can’t wait to see what you create! So glad you are able to focus on what you love to do.

  4. Jennifer S. says:

    Awesome news! Congrats!

  5. Linzay says:

    Good for you, Jaymee! You were brave enough to do what we all wish we could. Congrats!

  6. kim says:

    congrats!!! that’s such big news and i’m so happy for you!!

  7. Sarah OUaL says:

    WOW!! Congrats, Jaymee! So happy for you – it was a shame to have all that talent handcuffed by a “9-5” desk job. Let someone else take care of the silly taxes. Can’t wait to see what’s in store :)

  8. CONGRATS!!! And selfishly, this makes me happy because I would love to have some of your design work!

  9. Kelli Green says:

    You rock! Can’t wait to see your projects!!

  10. You will LOVE it. I am so thrilled for you! xoxo

  11. Deirdre says:

    Congratulations on your big decisions. Obviously design is so where you are meant to be.

  12. Bre says:

    So excited for you!!!!! What an exciting chapter you are about to walk into! Happy wedding week:)

  13. SkinnyRunner says:

    So excited for all the wonderful, exciting changes in your life right now!!

  14. kelsianna says:

    Very happy for you and best of luck! You’re gonna be great!

  15. melissa says:

    hi jaymee! i just discovered your blog yesterday and i love it (i think i read it all in two days, please don’t be creeped)! i can relate to you (from socal recently married a HI kane, moved to the islands)….i think you are so talented and creative!! what program do you use for your designing? are you self taught?? i’m beyond inspired to get more creative and learn how to design :) . any tips and/or advice would be treasured. thanks!! –melissa

    • jaymee says:

      thanks so much melissa! that is so sweet!! i use mostly adobe photoshop and illustrator and yep, i’m self-taught. i watch a lot of youtube tutorials, ha :) just play around with it and have fun – and be patient with yourself!

    • jaymee says:

      hi melissa! gosh, sorry i’m just now responding to your sweet comment!! THANK YOU!! i use mostly photoshop and illustrator! and yep, pretty much self-taught. youtube tutorials are GREAT for learning! they honestly have taught me so much. best of luck to you in your creative ventures!!

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