moving right along

You can probably guess where I'm going with this. Keola didn't get the job, but we let it go pretty quickly. So life is messy and muddled and confusing. When you think you did the right thing and things don't work out, it's easy to feel angry and lost. A door is closed, but by applying, he's opened 2 other doors to possible employment. This boss lady REALLY liked Keola, and if it wasn't for the internal person wanting the job, he would've had it. But she knows others who are looking for folks with Keola's skill set, and she's passing his name on to them.

In the meantime, Keola's doing really well with his part-time thing right now, and the pay is decent so we're able to put money away. He's also decided to apply for PhD programs (which might mean another jaunt to the mainland...for real this time). This means studying for the GRE (again...I can't believe it's already been 5 years since the last time he took it.)

I'm designing some exciting new things that I can't wait to share with you. I've decided that I really, REALLY love seeing my digital designs become physical objects, so I'm gearing my shop toward that. My heart is in creating things that are meaningful and beautiful to me, and while it's fun to design blogs, sometimes it's hard to muster my passion into a project that I know little about or have little interest in. I mostly did blog designs so I wouldn't have to worry about packaging or shipping anything, but I see now that convenience will only get you so far.

So we let go and move on and do the best we can. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragement here on the blog and on Twitter. You guys are the best! MUAH!