Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NEW JOB (insert a sigh of relief here)

I am happy to report that the "Find a Job for Jaron" campaign has officially been suspended. I have accepted a new job at a GREAT company. Many of you have been asking how the job search was going and I wanted to share this information right away with you. I had my first day of official employment and could not be happier about the company I have chosen to work with. In a couple of days I will tell you more about it in great detail!!! But I wanted to express a few things right now:
  1. I am indeed grateful to all of you, my friends and family, that have sent good wishes, thoughts, and prayers my way. I do believe that you all played a role in the outcome.
  2. This new job does not meant that we cannot stay connected. :) yea! I look forward to many years of us sharing creativity, memories, stories, and positivity together.
  3. I am so HAPPY with this decision. As you know, when something feels right, it's because it IS right.

Can't wait to tell you all much more in my very next post (sorry to dangle a carrot but I need a couple of days to put my thoughts together, and of course to learn more about this new company). Plus tonight I just wanted to say thanks to all of you my dear friends.

Your friend,


Friday, May 15, 2009

An Update and a Creative Color Challenge

Well I did not fall into a hole somewhere, just have been enjoying working in my yard and being with the family. Have been doing lots of interviewing at some really great, and a few not so great, companies! You always have to weed out a few right? But its funny and makes me laugh all the way back home after a really bad interview. Supposed to hear back from my top picks by the end of next week. SO EXCITED-Then I will be able to give a good update. Hopefully packed with fantastic news. Hope everyone is doing well.

I decided to do another color challenge because I loved seing all of the amazing ideas from the last time. So let's do it again. This color combo comes right from the cover of Malorie's Journal (and no I did not read inside- just looking at the outside- but who is this kid Cooper whose name is in hearts! kidding.) So hear it is:

Pretty in Pink
Rose Red
Regal Rose
Chocolate Chip
Kiwi Kiss

I like throwing in a color there that you may not normally put together. Now go enjoy creating someting. Like last time- post it on your own blog and then reply here with the link. That way we can all copy, I mean admire your work. Ha
Feeling very blessed today-Your friend,

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Interview and our friend Jenn

Well the interview I had last week went really well. I was very impressed by the company and very impressed by their employees that I was able to meet. Sometimes it is sad to close a chapter in your life, but as so many of you said, it is also a great time to look forward to what else is in store for you- and that is exactly the attitude I am trying to take here.
Today started out on a low note, finding out this morning that our family friend and neighbor, Jenn, left her cancer-ridden body behind and went back home to have peace and to dance freely without pain. She was a trooper, a shining example of faith, compassion, determination, a fighter, an amazing mother, wife and daughter, and truly one of the greatest spirits in a person I have ever met in my life. She will truly be missed by all of our neighbors, but because we knew her and saw her example, we will all strive to live a little better each day.
I worked my landscaping business today for a few hours and then just as I was leaving I got a call for a second interview to the place I interviewed last week. To say I was ecstatic would be putting it lightly! I was over the moon. Can't wait to meet with them again. I can already tell this next chapter in my life is going to be a GREAT one, whatever it is.
Ending today with a wrestling match with my little chickens was the perfect ending of my day. We tend to get a bit out of hand- who are we kidding- I tend to get a bit out of hand. I am usually the one breaking things and trying all sorts of sofa gymnastics. I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world.
Your friend,