I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time, and I think now is the time! I think the first post is the most difficult, as it is an introduction. I am a definite "newbie" to the blogging world. I love reading them, and I am hoping to love writing one!
In the past 2 months, I have decided that it is my desire to become a professional crochet designer and have been taking steps toward achieving this goal.
I joined Crochet Guild of America, (CGOA) last year just to be able to enter the design contest and renewed my membership this year to enter this year's contest. I just realized how much I have been missing out on! I just found out about the mentor program for aspiring professionals. It is a perk of being a member, so there is no additional fee and after being accepted as an "associate professional" you have the benefit of being assigned a mentor who is a crochet professional. This mentor is a generous person who is giving their time to help others reach their goal of becoming a professional and hopefully elevate the crochet industry as a whole.
I was notified by the professional development chairperson, Robyn Chachula last week that I have been granted "associate professional" status and that I will be assigned a mentor. The same day, I got an email from the coordinator, Ellen Gormley, with a questionnaire about my experience and goals. I sent it back to her and am patiently waiting to be assigned a mentor. It is extremely exciting! I can't wait to "meet" my mentor! I am jotting down things I want to ask my mentor and am anxious to start on the path to reach my goal.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This is the first chapter!
Posted by Shelby Allaho at 5:38 AM
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