Sunday, August 18, 2013

Change is good

Hi stampers.  Yes, I've been absent for a while and I'm sorry but I'm trying to get my life together :-)  I've been in a bad place for a while due to a lot of reasons.  So, after much thought and discussion with my hubby and family I turned in my two weeks notice at work last Thursday.  Yikes!  I'm kind of sad to leave (mainly since football has started and I will miss my kids) but work was unnecessarily stressful and it was way past time to go.  My wonderful hubs has been telling me to quit for a LONG time.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet (other than take a few weeks to rest and refresh and focus on getting fit and happy and back to "me") but I think the stress of being "poor" (LOL....not really....we'll be fine for a while but will have to change a lot of things and that's ok) will be much less than the stress of a job that I have started to hate.  I'm excited for the future and to see what happens.  I'm also hoping that the stress reduction will help other "efforts" as there is no happy news there yet.  I do appreciate everyone's thoughts and messages and cards and everything!  You guys are the best!


Anyway, one avenue that I want to explore it so possibly make a little something out of my SU hobby. In a perfect world I'd either work directly for SU (can you say dream job????) or be a business demo and do stamping as my full time job!  Will that happen?  I don't know but I'm going to give it a whirl now that I'll actually have some time to focus on it!  So, hopefully I'll have time to blog regularly and be looking for new and exciting things from me like classes!  Not being able to meet my minimums and stay a demo is probably one of my top fears so hopefully I can at least pay for my hobby!  Honestly it's probably part of the reason I've stayed at work for so long...silly I know...but that's me :-)  Even when/if I get a new job I'm hopeful it won't take up as much time and energy as my old job so I can continue to enjoy my hobby and have classes and what not!  So, while I don't want to be pushy/annoying please expect to see more "selling" and promotion on my blog.  I know this turns some people off but I really want to explore this avenue.  If you don't like it just skip to the pretty pictures, ok? -)  And if you have anything you'd like to see or ideas let me know!

So, since I've been gone sooo loong how about another display stamper project?  This is one of the 3-D items I made for the suite I received (it was cycle celebrations obviously).  As soon as I saw the suite I knew I had to do a gift bag!

I really liked the way this one turned out!

Hopefully I'll have more time to stamp and share soon!  This week may be nuts with finishing up work and my BFF's wedding is coming up this next weekend!

Happy stamping!

8 comments:

  1. Good for you! Life is too short to be unhappy! I think you would be able to be a successful "business demo". You are super-talented and I love checking your blog for inspiration. Keep up the great work!

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  2. best of luck. I just quit my job and arranged for a transfer in my agency to a new job so I know it is scary. I'm glad you are leaving your bad situation!! best of luck with everything!!!!

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  3. Mindy... You are always in my heart... HUGS!!!!

    Faith

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  4. Good for you. Everything will work out just the way it's supposed to. Always follow your heart. {hugs} xo

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  5. Good for you Mindy! Congratulations on your new adventure! Best of luck to you!

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  6. Mindy, everything will absolutely work out! So glad you were able to get out of a bad situation. It is definitely scary for you, but you will make it work! I am able to get a lot towards my minimums through monthly classes and special orders; with your talent and online presence you will be very successful!

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  7. Good luck with your future endeavors. You're such a great stamper, no doubt expanding your SU business would be very successful. Just looking at your profile pic would get anyone excited about stamping with you. Your heart will tell you, and sure sounds like your husband would support you. All the best from another demo.

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  8. Hi, Mindy - thanks for your honesty! I wish you the best as you pursue SU! more full time! You will be GREAT - and no worries about selling your stuff! People love knowing how they can get the products to make your uber cute cards!

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