Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Finally... an announcement...

In September 2004 we arrived in New Zealand with nothing more than 6 suitcases (yes, we were completely over our luggage allowance), a camera bag, a backpack, a baby bag, a stuffed toy dog, a toddler car seat, a stroller and a very squirmy 14 month old.  And of course our hopes and dreams.  The start of a new adventure.  We didn't have jobs and the first 3 weeks Terence spent all his time applying for jobs and once he got a job offer, it was time to apply for work permits and not long after residency and within 6 months we had verbal approval that we would be allowed to become residents.  Looking back I thought, wow, if we could get through that and survive that, then surely we could handle anything...

In 2007, we had new goals in place.  We thought that would be the year to finally look at buying a house, we felt settled in Wellington, Terence had a great job and things were going well.  I even found my dream job that was going to open loads of doors for me... and then 2 days later Bianca was in hospital and all our dreams and goals and ideas got put on hold.  And for the next 830 days (about) that was all we could focus on - a 4 year old with leukemia and a then 3 month old baby with her own needs.  And it took a long time to actually start feeling normal again. 

It has been about 18 months since Bianca finished treatment.  Since she planted her tree in Auckland and finally we are ready for our next adventure.  And looking back - we got through immigration, we got through leukemia and if we could get through all of that and remain standing - then we could most definitely handle anything life might throw at us. 

So now I would like to introduce you to Cobalt Chrome Limited.  We started this company and we are so excited even though we know that the road ahead will no doubt be very challenging at times.  But we feel ready for it.  I cannot discuss our ideas in full detail just yet, except to say that Cobalt Chrome Limited is a software development and consulting company.  At your service...

7 comments:

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Exciting times indeed, good luck with your new venture! :D

Sharon said...

Wow! Congratulations! Keep living the dream and inspiring us!!!

BridgetPirie said...

Wow, how cool! I really hope that your new company is a great success!

Maa said...

How exciting! Hope it all goes well for you. You deserve it! Can't wait to hear more about it. Maa.

RosemaryO said...

Good luck on your new endeavour. Hope all goes well for both of you.
Rosemary

theclam said...

Congrats Guys! Here's to your business growing from strength to strength.

xxx

amanda said...

Baie geluk en voorspoed. ma xx