m.i.a (missing in action) no more

Woah!! Where did the last month and a bit get to?? I cannot believe April 16th was the date of my last post. I'm sorry to have left such a giant gap between updates...but I'm back!! M.I.A no more :)

Okay. With such a huge lapse there is lots to say...so I'll try to give you the condensed dot-point version (otherwise we could be here for days!)

Study |
*yip yip yip!!* After 3 months of intensive study I am finally finished my small business management course!! And I managed to submit my business plan 2 days early. Hurrah!! It is now in the process of being approved. I should hear back within the next 2 weeks with the final verdict. I can't wait!

Birthday |
In amongst the final few crazy weeks of study I celebrated my 25th birthday. I love birthdays...and this one especially. I kept telling everyone that I was turning 'a quarter of a century'. It felt like a milestone to be enjoyed :)
I had a lovely study-free day (a luxury in itself!) and enjoyed the company and contact with friends and family. Almost 2 weeks later I'm still feeling very pampered and lucky in the birthday after-glow.

Business |
With the study finished and the business plan submitted...I anxiously await my business approval and acceptance onto the NEIS program. I'm so excited to be free from my computer (assignment-wise) and back into my creative endeavours. I've set about preparing for my first day at the Old Bus Depot Markets. I hope to have my maiden voyage on Sunday June 1st (about a week and a half from now)...*eep!!*
It is all coming together. I know it will take a little while to get into the swing of things and iron out the little bugs but I have a business! I have a registered business name, an ABN, an insurance quote, and a mobile EFTPOS terminal...all set!! Now I just can't wait to get started!

Teaching |
*squee!* I'm not sure how much information I am allowed to divulge at this stage...so I won't say too much just yet. But I wanted to share my exciting news and let you know that it looks as though I may have a teaching position coming up in the not-too-distant future. Excitement, excitement!!

I couldn't bear to post without some pics so I'll leave you with a few snaps of my packaging...almost ready for market!


kirsten said...

congratulations on all your exciting news! (and the news you aren't allowed to tell but shared a little snippet of - how fun).
and i really, really must put some things on etsy, too.
i have them made. i have an etsy shop approved. just the next few details...

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Welcome back! Happy birthday! Congratulations on finishing your study and Good luck for the business plan acceptance! Wow, no wonder you've been MIA, you've had such a big month!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. The Design Festa was truly amazing, so much talent in one place.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the sweet comment Amy! And welcome back to blog-land - sounds like you've got a ton of exciting stuff going on. Congrats on finishing up all the business-y stuff :)

Sarah said...

Exciting indeed! Well done on all those things :) And 25 is a good year, a quarter of a century! Congrats on the teaching, can't wait to hear all about it :)

mizu designs said...

Yay you're back! And wow have you been busy. Good luck with the market and I'm super impressed that you have one of those EFTPOS thingies.

Danielle said...

Congrats on everything, sounds like so much exciting stuff is happening!
Best of luck with the markets :-)

Oh and a belated Happy Birthday to you!

Dan x