Friday, June 10, 2011

brief 'hello'.

I started this blog when I was at a crossroads in life... I no longer had a full-time job and I'd spent my savings travelling. My freelance work was sparse and starting a company was only in its first planning stages. I needed something to occupy my free time and an outlet to channel my creativity.

Now, three years later, I am more fully committed to a job than I've ever been. My business partner and I found a little office on the edge of Yaletown last April and really hunkered down. Hard work, as they say, always pays off. A year plus later and we are busier than we could ever have imagined. We've found wonderful part-time help and our client list keeps growing.

So, while I'm completely ecstatic about where I am with life, the state I've left option8 in is quite sad.

Things are falling into a more manageable schedule and pace now. I do commit more hours to my job than the average person (my friends who are not entrepreneurs will never fully understand), but I am understanding there is a need to save time for my non-work life as well.

All that being said (I am ever so long-winded...) I'm not saying 'goodbye' to option8. I think it will be feasible to schedule some time every couple weeks to blog.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support my little nook of the internet. ♥


  1. oxox. I find that with freelancing that it's sometimes hard to squeeze in the extra time to blog.. my secret is keeping layout templates (with fonts i like and decor elements) and it been going good so far-- saves me so much time!:) i'm back logged in blogging too :S You are right about the creative outlet! it almost therapeutic talking away somewhere on the internet somewhere HAHA.

    Congrats on your company blossoming! well done! you guys should give yourself a pat on the back :) I know you work super hard and very passionate about making the design world a beautiful place :)

    oxox all the best :)

  2. I've recently re-evaluated why I blog, and I realize that it was extremely helpful when I was in grad school, and needed a break from the crazy studying. Now that I'm done, I've wondered how it "fits" with my life now.

    Whenever you have the inkling to post, I'll be here to read it! Hope you are doing well!

  3. aw, you guys are the best! <3


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