Aside from the excitement of the release of Good Hart Collection 2, we’ve got some pretty fun news to share with you. It might have something to do with the crew pictured above. Meet Jeff (left) Kayla (center) and David (right). I know, I know, many of you recognize these guys already but for those of you who are just joining in the Matilda Jane fun, I think introductions may be a tad important. For those of you who already know them, well, we’re shaking things up a bit around the office.
Let’s start with David…just cuz he’s my honey and I’m writing this blog. First, I must say I am so happy he went to Africa. He was scared to death but he did it and he came back with such a love for those kids. I’m pretty happy. Okay, really happy. As you all know, David and I work non stop Matilda Jane pretty much. David was a teacher for 12 years and left so he could spend more time with the boys and help me at work. Whelp, we are at that point again where Matilda Jane is consuming us and the boys really need more of our focus. It is so hard to keep that balance. And yes, I am admitting that work is sometimes what’s first on the brain. It shouldn’t be. We sat down with Lynette and Steve and decided we need to clone David. A clone with the same huge heart, welcoming personality and just a tad more (ok, a lot) more experience. And as soon as we found that perfect someone David could go back to being a full time Dad. Yes, we have role-reversal at my house. I think the most exciting thing about David taking a step aside is that: 1. We got to welcome another great guy into MJC. 2. David gets to do a few things he’s dreamed of for a while . Hint, guitar and non -profit work. 3. My boys are going to be so happy!
So now that brings me to how is this even possible when David is the glue that keeps us together most days. He has the ability to bring us all together on many topics that are sometimes quite trying. Well, this is when I get to introduce you to Jeff. I can hardly contain my excitement about having such a awesome guy join our team. He comes with a great knowledge, a kind smile and just gives us all the feeling that “wow, this is a great thing”. I feel like our level of confidence has stepped up a notch since he walked through that front door. We were all a tad nervous on how we were going to replace David and a little intimidated by Jeff”s resume. But the moment he stepped in it was like he’s been with us since the start. He “gets” us and most importantly believes in us. And that’s a good thing!
Now onto that girl in the middle. Kayla has been our Office Manager since the get go when she just managed herself. Whelp, she got herself a new role back with Sam, Sara and I in the Design Department. She is now our Project Coordinator/Manager or kinda the glue that keeps us on the same page. I think I was the most nervous at first. Sam came pretty close behind me on nervousness. We are used to doing things on our own time schedule. And now there’s a girl named Kayla that is keeping us on track. Truth? It is so nice to have someone remember all those little details, make sure all the t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted plus gives us a timeline that we are responsible for. She’s already emailed us a few times to remind us to stay focused. I’m just waiting for the day for her to say “Girls, we need to have a meeting and discuss staying focused”. If you are creative type, then you know staying focused is quite the difficult thing to do, I’m pretty sure I even tried to get a prescription for it.
To sum it up…. those 3 people in that photo are pretty darn spectacular.
So do you guys have any great advice for these 3? Come’on I know you do.