Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Retirement and Fossil Stone Earrings

Fossil Stone Earrings
Fossil stone is formed by little skeletons of sea creatures! It creates a hard substance that can easily be dyed. Hence, this gorgeous fuchsia color. These pretty earrings are available at Miss Val's Creations
Ok, it's not really retirement but I got the statement "I heard you are retiring" a few times while transitioning out of my full time job. I just turned 40 in April but that is a bit young for retirement!
Then at my farewell luncheon with all the fabulous people I have worked with over the years, it felt like a retirement party! I was showered with flowers, cards and great company. :) 
retirement roses
It is such a strange feeling having worked full time for almost 20 years and now going off on my own, working for no one. 
more retirement flowers
It may feel like I am retired for a while since my business is fun and done at home with the exception of post office trips. Self employment is official with my last day being May 1. Woohoo!

I still have my move and house closing but everything should be done by May 20! Then I can start to get into some sort of groove. I'm in desperate need of yoga or something!

Thank you for stopping by. I should now have time to start visiting all your lovely blogs again. I hope your spring is going beautifully! ~Val


  1. 1 big step down, 2 more to go! :)

  2. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. It is the best feeling to work for yourself. I took the plunge in November and I have never been happier, and it will be the same for you too.

    The flowers are beautiful and you are going to have to visit your former coworkers because you'll be missing them.

  3. Happy 40th Birthday Miss Val! and happy early retirement as well (although you still have to work ) I am so happy things are going so well for you...you will need some yoga or something to decompress from all the stress! ps the wind is gone :)

  4. Congrats again! I'm glad your old job gave you such a wonderful farewell. I know it made you feel special.

  5. so exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it ... right here on your blog! You must be so excited with all the wonderful changes going on in your life. oh, and I really love those earrings - so sweet! the earwires are really great

  6. Gorgeous! Those earrings are exquisite :) Beautiful flowers, dear Val

  7. Hello Miss Val! Love those earrings. I never heard of fossil stone - - the color is gorgeous ;)

    good luck with the move.

  8. Congratulations Val! That is fantastic! I know the feeling exactly :) Although I work 24/7 I LOVE being my own boss! Those flowers are beautiful and your earrings are so sweet, great colour! Fingers crossed the move will go smoothly. Best of luck to you, Val!

  9. Congrats doll, that is marvellous. What gorgeous flowers. I hope the next transition goes wonderfully as can be. Xx

  10. Congrats and wishing you all the happiness and success as you go into this next adventure in your life, Val!
    And those earrings are so pretty :-) I love the ear wire.

  11. That's funny...I got asked about "retiring" too when I quit my job to work at home. The funny thing is...I work twice as hard now as I did at my other job...lol!
    Congrats again!!!

  12. I unwillingly entered into a sort of retirement 4 years ago last month but it is lovely to at least be trying to be self employed. I hope you will keep us posted on what's going on. And Memories for Life says it best, we work twice as hard being self employed, don't we? This time we're working for ourselves and it seems so much more important. Good luck with the next two chores

  13. A very big congratulations to you, Val!
    This will be such a wonderful new adventure for you, and I look forward to hearing all about it here.

    Have a wonderful evening!

  14. May 20th is only 12 days away :-) you are in a wonderful situation-I can only imagine what being self employed would feel like, pretty cool I'd imagine. I love these earrings, cool hoops and interesting info on the fossil stones.

  15. Congrats! Happy retirement *lol*. Hope everything will turn out great.
    Love the great shape of hanger part of your earrings. Unusual.

  16. Well, then - Happy Retirement! hahaha...It's a GOOD thing if you get to retire after only 20 years, because you're "retirement" years will now be self-employed. You begin a new journey, with a new career, and a new home! I congratulate you. And I'm so happy for you. =0)

  17. How exciting for you!! Good luck with your full time business!
    Those earrings are soooo pretty!

  18. Nice. Good luck with your next chapter of life.

  19. Happy Retirement! LOL! Just teasing ;o) I guess it would feel that way, being with a company for so long! You were truly loved and you will be missed! Gorgeous flowers! I wish you all the best Val! Your earrings are so cute ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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  21. Wow! You have done a fantastic job this time!
    I am mesmerized by this post! Love it!
    You do not know how glad I am that I came here! Big hugs!

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  22. congrats on self employment :)

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