July 22, 2009

Hiatus Is Such A Dirty Word

I am sad to announce that Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius is going on indefinite hiatus starting today.

Here's the back story. Last June, I graduated from the University of Washington with a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration. Shortly, there after I moved to Lawrence, Kansas to be with my fiancé as she is attending the University of Kansas. Call it wishful thinking but I never anticipated finding a job in my field would turn out to be so difficult.

I sat around unemployed for months last year and started Heartbreaking Cards in September in part to help fill my days. I eventually found a job with a company that contracts with the Department of Education. It's a fine job, I guess, but I have no real passion for it or even a passing interest in doing it for much longer.

It all sort of came to a head this past Saturday. I work Monday-Friday so the weekend is spent essentially doing nothing. All day I was packaging up trades, posting, and scanning cards for future posts. I made a lot of progress on what I wanted to do but I wasn't anywhere near done. I could have been looking for a better job. I could have been getting my "life together." Instead I spent it doing something I really love doing but until I figure out how to make a living from that it's got to go on the back burner.

I'm hoping to be back by Christmas. I will be like a little Christmas present for me...and you, come to think of it! I still have a couple of trades to send out and I'll still be reading every one's blogs like crazy and will still post on A Pack To Be Named Later now and again. For the most part though this will be it for a while.


Matt F.

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