Getting fired was the best thing that happened to me.


   As you read the title of this post you were probably wondering..whaa? Did I read that right? Did she mean to type that? But yes, that's what you read and no, it wasn't a mistake. Losing my job (about a month ago) was the best thing that has happened to me.  When it happened I thought this was the worst thing that had ever happened. I was so upset, so betrayed, and so scared of how I was going to pay rent and find another job fast.  A few weeks went by (spent job searching, playing with cats and window shopping) and with the emotional support of Colin, my mom and all my friends surrounding me, I realized it wasn't the worst thing that happened.  In fact, I was starting to come to terms with "this could be a good thing". The whole "everything happens for a reason" (which I am a huge believer in) is in fact true! And guess what?! A couple weeks and a couple tears later, I'm employed!  Not only do i have a new job, I have and AWESOME new job with a very generous, wonderful boss and best of all, the creative freedom I crave. I feel so lucky and blessed to be in the position I am in. I get to make beautiful things everyday, get paid for it (double then what I was making!), and work and play in a creative studio space. I am a calligraphy artist and I love what I do.  I was so unhappy at my previous job, nothing good could have come if I had continued on.  I am so thankful for the things that have happened over the past month, it was a little tough love but it was worth it. This has changed my life drastically, for the better.

   After I lost my job I took a little break from my blog. I wasn't feeling creative or inspired anymore.  I'm sorry to anyone who read my little blog and to myself for not continuing to let this be a creative outlet.  I feel like I have that creative spirit back and I can't wait to start up again. I've made some changes to my blog after all of this so it could kind of be a "starting over" point. Yes, if you haven't noticed already, I changed the name of my blog.  I am now Honest To Blog (which I thought was adorable and so fitting). Seeing as this is the most honest post I have ever written! (and it feels nice).  I will be continuing with regular posting now. However, I will be moving next month (exciting!) so there will still be some slow times. More on that to come soon.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me or even took the time to read this. Xo, Kat