Friday, July 10, 2009

A Whole New Life


In a move that has shocked even myself, in a good way, I am leaving my job with the Commonwealth of Virginia and am pursuing private industry in an entirely new career direction. I was hired two days ago to work full time at Hoover and Strong, a jewelry manufacturing company in Richmond. Check it out at http://hooverandstrong.com. I'll be working in the findings division at first and then lost wax thereafter. To say I am excited to be paid to do this full time, with benefits, and learn how to do so many things I probably would never have had the money to pay someone else to teach me, is an understatement!

15 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

wow, that's great, congrats!

SummersStudio said...

Hi Jennifer. I am so happy for you. This is such an incredible opportunity. Best of luck! Learn lots! LeAnn

stregata said...

Congratulations - in so many ways! For your courage to make the move, above all! Sounds fantastic!!

Prairie Emporium said...

Good luck, Jennifer, hope you love it.

peacockfairy said...

How exciting! Congrats!

Christine Damm said...

Jennifer, I am so proud of you for swinging out into new territory!! It's very brave and very wonderful!I know this will impact your artistic life in many, many wonderful ways. I can't wait to see what you come up with--absolute Congratulations!

lunedreams said...

That sounds absolutely awesome!!! You're going to learn to cast? I'm so envious. HUGE congrats!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

wow, thank you everyone, so much! i am really excited about this and know i will have an opportunity to learn so many things i would never otherwise learn. i can't fathom the directions this may take my personal jewelry work but look forward to the journey!

sharon said...

Congratulations Jen and I know you will be a knockout!!! You go girl, you deserve this and you will be fantastic! Best wishes and can't wait to hear all about it!

SharonP said...

Congratulations on a new dream come true!

Cindy said...

Wow, what an incredible opportunity!! I can only imagine how excited you are to do something like this, something you love! The best of luck to you...looking forward to hearing more once you start in your new position!
Cindy
www.sweetbeadstudio.com

Swestie said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!!!

maryharding said...

Congratulations Jennifer. You will be such an asset to this company but best of all it will enrich you in return. I look forward to hearing about your new adventure.

karengberger said...

I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you! This is a clear indication of the goodness of the universe...your passion and your need, and the world's need, meeting one another to bless you and those around you! How encouraging to everyone who hears it, how joyous for you & your husband! Many hugs across the miles.

Gaea said...

Congratulations! How super exciting! I look forward to hearing more about your new adventure!