Thursday, December 23, 2010

Feeling a little down....

but I know I need to get some perspective about this. If you follow my blog you may have noticed a few changes on it. The badge that says "Imaginisce Design Team Member" is now listed under "Past Design Teams" and yes that means that I was not asked to return to the Imaginisce design team for 2011. After letting it sink in for a few days I know that the new girls are super excited and I know how they feel. I felt on cloud nine last year at about this time. And then I had to ask myself, why does this mean so much to me? I mean, why do I scrapbook in the first place? There is something about having someone else tell you "Your work is good" and I want to show you off for it. And if you don't scrapbook, you may not understand the excitement you get when you are asked to be on a design team of this magnitude, but it feels absolutely great!!! Someone else out there has validated that you "do good work". And the design team coordinator, Lori,  is absolutely fabulous!!! But in all reality that should not matter to me. Like I just previously asked, "why do I scrapbook"? And the answer I cam up with was I really like taking pictures of my family and making "storybook" pages for us.

Now, the getting to the perspective part. With everything going on in the world, I now feel pretty selfish that I pouted about this for the past couple of days. I just recently found out that a friend of mine, Heather B., has  found out that she has cancer. I was shocked!! She is married and has two beautiful little girls. I bet all she wished she had to worry about was whether or not she was going to make or stay on her next design team. And she is an awesome scrapbooker. Drop by her blog and tell her hi and say a prayer for her and her family while you are at it. I am sure she would appreciate it.
There are also so many people I know that have lost their jobs and are really struggling financially. Neil and I both have our jobs and we are making it okay. It could always be better, but who could not say that. Again, I need to get perspective.

So that is all for today. I will be posting projects again soon. In fact I have two in the Que for Imaginsice design team projects, but it has been a little tough to work with it over the past couple of days. They will get done though.

I promise, I won't be gone too long. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I will be getting back to my "Storybooking" soon.................

7 comments:

joybear said...

(((HUGS)) to you and prayers for your friend!

Melissa D. said...

Hopefully having a blog and having people comment will give you that validation that you need from time to time : ) I know exactly what you mean though. Creating is an art and it is fun to share. It sounds like you have a good outlook though! I applied for a spot on the design team, though I knew I wasn't really ready and didn't get picked. Another year, right!? Keep creating and sharing! Prayers to your friend.

Michelle said...

Heather, I am sorry to hear about your friend!! I am sorry you weren't asked to continue another term with Imaginisce. I am sure there are different/new plans in the works for you!! ;) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jen said...

I understand where you are coming from. I've submitted for a couple of design teams and have yet to make it. It's disheartening. You are so talented,though, and I think that another door will open for you.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I hate cancer...I lost my mom last year to lung cancer. I will be sure to drop by Heather's blog to wish her well.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Ann said...

Heather, your work is no less beautiful just because you didn't make the team, and you definitely have to keep applying to many many DT's out there. And you are wise to put some perspective on it, now that you've dealt with the understandable disappointment. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't matter. You had a rich experience, but the people in your life will always be more important. Keep making memories and sharing them! You have both been blessed and are a blessing. And you aren't creating in a vacuum - your blog has many followers, and we're still here!

Lori Allred said...

I held back commenting on your post since I'm the one that had to deliver the news that you would not be returning another year with Imaginisce. Of all the team members your enthusiasm was unmatched and we so felt that. I suppose it's wonderful that you get to continue to play with our great products even in the coming year since your also a sales rep for Imaginisce...I wish you'd mention that on your blog (wink). All of us at Imaginisce still appreciate you!!

Andrea Amu said...

Heather, all I can say is that I'm sorry... and shocked right along with you! Your projects with Omaginisce have always been tpp-notch and at the top of my faves! I luv ya, girlfriend! :)

Now onto bigger and better, right?!!