Part of the purpose of this blog is to chronicle my efforts at making crochet a career. I have found very little on the web on this topic, even after searching the early years of the blogs of the famous. I started blogging a little over a month ago, learning how to tweak it from other online how-to sites to make it more accessible.
With that in mind, I must share with you my happiness at receiving an email from the CGOA yesterday. I had mailed my application for associate professional to them on June 13, and they accepted me via email on June 21st! I applaud how quickly they responded, and I am thrilled at being accepted.
What does this mean? I don't really know yet. My name and contact information are now on the CGOA website under "Professional and Associate Professional Members", so people know how to get in touch with me. I was given (and accepted) an invitation to join an email discussion list. I was given an email to contact about mentoring. Finally, I was told to watch for details about Professional Development Day.
I now have a lot more web resources to explore and learn from. It looks like I've got a lot of work to do! My next step is to email the mentor coordinator, then explore the website and discussion group, and of course, continue work on my own designs!