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Happy New Year

It's January 7th and I am still holding on to the holidays. Our little tree on the porch and wreath on the door are still showing off for the neighborhood - the stockings are still hung. I love the holidays and this year there were some challenges and changes happening in our little family that made these joyous weeks a bit tough.

My heart broke a little in early December when I made the hard decision to close my business. Immortal Dog was my pride and joy. The last 4 years I built a customer base that was more like family than customers. Helping people with their pets and making a difference in people's lives. It was such a big part of my life that it almost seemed a little like a death. The tough part now is dealing with the financial repercussions of a failed business. Stressful and exhausting. Every day I fight to get out of bed and work through the list of things I need to do. I am lucky I held on to my part time job. Every little bit helps right now as I try and figure out what is next for me. 

Mr. Ramon had his own change to go through. He has been a designer at Creature for 6 years. This is his other family. He loves the people he works with and so do I. Starting in mid January he will be taking a position at another agency in Seattle - Wong, Doody, Crandall, Weiner. This is an awesome thing - but leaving Creature is hard and he is moving into a new role that will challenge him - and that is scary. 

It seems like a lot of people I know are in the middle of transistions. I know these things happen for a reason and we will all be stronger when we get through them - but these things are hard. We are looking at this new year with great promise. 

So Happy New Year to you! I hope that you are eager for this fresh beginning and you have amazing things planned. 

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