Friday, December 7, 2012

And so it goes...

Last time, I told you that both D and I have been trying to deal with some very Real Life issues, and that some of them were financial in nature.

We've both been struggling making ends meet, but no one more than D, who's business (she's a free lancer) has plummeted this year. She finally decided to start interviewing for in-house positions, and I've been helping her write her resume, cover letters, and the like.

She's actually been doing well throughout the process, although she hasn't been seeing it that way. I say that because after emailing 40-50 cover letters, she's been asked to come to three different initial interviews. That's WAY more than what other people I know have gotten.

Anyway, long story short, she was getting really discouraged because she wasn't getting a call back from these interviews, all of which she'd thought had gone very well. That is, until today.

She got an email from an organization she'd interviewed with (via Skype) a couple of weeks ago. They'd told her they would have a decision nearly a week ago...and she heard nothing. Then today, unexpectedly, she got an email - and they want to make her an offer next week.

Shouldn't that be fabulous news? Shouldn't I be jumping up and down?

While I'm very happy for her, and proud of her, and excited for her, I'm also human. Did I mention a couple of paragraphs back - this organization is located 525 miles from where we live? I probably should have said something about that. It's a rather important detail.

To take the job, she'll have to move. And that changes everything about us. If there even will be an us once she moves.

That's why I call this post "And so it goes..."

We came together when she found this blog I had started four and a half years ago. She lived far away, but we met and fell in love and she moved here. Now, it would appear, she's about to move away.

I'm sorry. I really can't tell you how I feel about this. It's too painful, and right now, as I write this post, I have it bottled up inside. Not sure when or even if I'll be back to keep blogging. I hope you understand.

And so it goes...