Hello Lovely Ladies,
I thought I would take the opportunity today to share with you some of the reasons why my recent posts have been sporadic, and why many of my review posts are taking forever to be featured on ChitChat Nails.
I am writing this post to you, my loyal readers/followers because I see each and everyone of you who tune in to ChitChat Nails (whether it is to browse, read, comment, seek inspiration, etc) as my friends. Your friendship is very important to me and I have had such warm experiences in the nail polish community that I feel very comfortable filling you in on my personal life goings-on
With the above prelude, you might start to worry that things are going bad in my life- they are not- all news is exciting (except for the fact that Monday morning started out with a dentist visit that resulted in one of my back teeth getting yanked out. Dentists are what my nightmares are made of… but I digress).
Over the last two years I was working towards obtaining my Human Resources certification. After studying, essay writing and more cramming, it all boiled down to a final National Knowledge Test that I prepared for and wrote at the beginning of June- many of you have commented and emailed asking me to keep you posted (and many others shared kind words of encouragement and affirmation). Well, all your well wishes helped as I PASSED THE EXAM! I won’t lie, I did cry tears of joy upon receiving the news. I have a very supportive husband who made sure I had time for my studies, but I graduated university over 10 years ago, and have had three children since then- my brain is much slower than it used to be. Upgrading my education was a way to prove to myself that anything is possible if you set your mind to it (and a support system definitely helps ).
Speaking of my three little rascals … they are growing and taking over our current home- so, Peter and I embarked on the journey of selling our house and finding something “bigger”. With just a small dream of what our ideal home would look like nestled deep in our hearts we contacted the agent (Jeff Carpenter from Century 21) who helped us find this current home (nine years ago when we were just newlyweds and the three children weren’t even distant glimmers in our eyes yet), and got the home-selling ball rolling. Long story short, our home has sold, and Jeff has helped us make our dream home a reality (truly, EVERY single item on our wishlist is fulfilled in this new home). We are officially moving mid August!!!!!! For anyone who has or is selling a home, the process is very draining with all of the random house showings and the lack of perceived control in finding a potential buyer; it is a time of uncertainty and psychological gameplay that really nibbled away at my energy- thank YOU for sticking around.
I hope, with all my heart, to continue blogging from our new home- but I am not oblivious to the packing and unpacking that awaits Peter and I before we really inhale and enjoy the new place. Thus- the posts will continue to be sporadic AND there may be a week or two that I ‘disappear’… but I will be back, and I will make an officially announcement when moving date comes
That is what has been going on in the life of Marta… behind the ChitChat Nails scene. Whenever I was feeling discouraged, tired or down, your comments, messages, emails etc. lifted me up. This blog wouldn’t be what it is without YOU tuning in and I am grateful for each day, and for each one of YOU.
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This is as good a time as any to host a tiny giveaway. I have had, in my possession, two brand new Cult Nails plates (which I helped create)
I have TWO plates available- thus there will be TWO winners
HERE is my review of this plate.
* giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY
* TWO winners will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter
* the Rafflecopter giveaway will end on August 4th 2014 at midnight at which point the winners will be contacted. The winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a replacement winner will be chosen at random.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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