so what’s up with our moving situation?

Everyone’s been asking us whether or not we’re really moving, so I thought I’d do a post on it just so that we’re all on the same page. No doubt I will still be explaining our situation, but it’s nice to have an “official” statement out there haha.
If our plans had gone..well..according to plan, we would be on the plane to Hilo as I type this. Life, however, is full of surprises. You see, the living arrangement we had set up for ourselves changed, so the pull toward Hilo is not what it was. Keola is waiting to hear back from a job there, and in the meantime, he also applied to a job here on Maui. We’re hoping we hear back from both of these positions within the month, so there’s really no point in going to Hilo if there’s a possibility that we could turn right back around and come to Maui. So for the time being, we’re practicing patience and staying put (let’s face it, being stuck on Maui is NOT such a bad thing). Plus Grandma’s not moving right away and she’s thankfully not keen on kicking us out so we don’t have to rush off anywhere.
As for me, I’m trying hard not to put my entire life on hold just because everything’s up in the air right now. This is a great time for me to practice living in the present, and I’m determined to hone my blogging skills and work on living the life that I spend so much time envisioning for myself when “Keola finally gets a job.” It’s important to feel useful right now, as doing nothing is a sure fire way to get depressed. So I’m buckling down and working on some exciting projects that I’ll be sharing in the near future.
Thank you all so much for your friendship. Your words of support and encouragement mean so much to my family and I. I truly cherish each and every one of you.

my new office setup

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done a video of ANYTHING, and I’ve never done a video about anything but my pregnancy and Noweo (please don’t laugh at those), so I thought I’d do a quick video tour of my new office space. This storage room was basically a free storage unit for family members who didn’t feel like storing their junk in their own houses, so once we got rid of it all we were left with a pretty blank space and I decided to move my office from my bedroom over here. Now my work space is much more functional. I don’t have to dig through boxes to find what I’m looking for, everything’s within an arm’s reach and has its’ own place. I took some nice grainy pictures for you all (bad lighting) but I thought it’d be fun to do a little video too. Enjoy 🙂

around here

Around here I’m taking good and bad news in stride and not try to control everything or freak out over things I can’t control.
Around here I haven’t started packing…
Around here we’re not even sure we’re going to Hilo anymore, but our flights are still set for the 16th. Long story. I’m not gonna stress over it.
Around here I’m getting back into blogging. Recent craziness has taken me away, but it’s nice to work on blog posts as it takes my mind off of said craziness.
Around here I’m liking yellow. Can you tell?
Around here I’m SO in love with Noweo. Lately I’ve been especially loving her crazy infectious bubbly laughter, giant bear hugs and watching her slip into sleep. I love the feeling of her arms wrapped tight around my neck.
Around here I’m realizing that after a successful garage sale, my room now has the most stuff in it. How did that happen?
Around here I’ve learned that I will NEVER get a mortgage with Bank of America. They areimpossible to get a hold of. I will always bank local.
Around here we’re hoping Keola gets hired this month. Please send a little prayer our way!
Around here we’re striving to live in the now rather than wait for the future.