Well, here is the good news!
I have some new headpieces in the shop! I am super excited about this new group. I've created a variety of styles to accommodate a wider price range, making some more affordable options for those of you dying to get your hands on a pretty lil' thing :)
I've also create a new necklace for the shop!
And here is the bad news:
My best friend Katie, the red haired beauty who has been kind enough to be my model for my jewelry line since it began, is moving away. I have known Katie for the last almost 7 years. She was one of my first friends when I moved to Seattle for college, and one of the first people I ever met in my LIFE who I truly felt accepted and understood by, truly loved, and never judged by. And I hope I have been able to equally give her back that love that she has given me for the past 7 years. She is the greatest friend I have ever had.
She and I lived in the same dorm her freshman year/my sophomore year, the next year we lived on the same floor, the next year I ended up basically living in her house since she had an extra bed and lived basically on campus while I lived an hours bus ride away, the next year we lived in a house together, the next year we lived in another house together, and then this year we lived just a few minutes drive from each other. She is one of the few friends who I never get sick of and am always excited to hangout with. She seriously has the most accepting heart and most honest & open minded spirit. And in our differences, we compliment each other and encourage and enliven each other. We are true cohorts and I am truly, deeply sad to see her move away.
I am really excited to see where her future takes her. And I hope that she follows that inkling in her heart that tells her to study herbal medicine and natural healing. She is made to love others by researching ways to make the body be the best it can be. I hope she has some incredible adventures on her travels in the coming year. And I hope her love for humanity only increases exponentially as she grows up. We may or may not live in the same place ever again, but one thing for sure is that I can't even thank God enough for the joy that has become a part of my life because of Katie's influence and light hearted spirit. Her friendship and acceptance through the past few years have been pivotal in helping me grow up to be the woman I am now.
The adventures we have gone on together are unforgettable. Couch surfing in Oregon and Canada. Road trips to California. We went to the 2010 Olympics! We had a New Years in downtown San Francisco. We both met our beautiful boyfriends. We celebrated 4th of July in Seattle. We've had ridiculously fun highs and incredibly low lows. We lost one of our dearest friends in college, we helped each other through painful personal situations. God, just reflecting on all of the hardship that has happened in the past 7 years and remembering that Katie supported me through it all is just astounding. Breakups, Flooding, Computer Crashes, Deaths of friends, Trips to the Hospital, Failures in School, Family Trauma, Me crashing her car on Halloween a few years ago...ugh. We have not only stayed friends through all of it, rather we have become closer and closer. And for each of those hardships, I am SO graciously thankful because I have learned how grow and find hope and joy in friends like my sweet friend Katie.
I will be friends with this girl forever. And I am so thankful I was able to live in the same city with her for so many years. I have been SO lucky to have a friend like Katie.
Katie. I love you lots. And I'll miss you so much. You know I am a crier :) And you bet I've got some heavy tears to cry because I love ya so much <3 We'll see each other soon. Don't you worry.