Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Changes...

I just wanted to put out a general posting letting everyone know that I am very flattered by all of the emails and comments that I have received and the friendships that I have made over the last couple of years. I truly do love paper crafting...but I have turned a "hobby" into a job...and I have not spent as much time with my family as I need to. They truly are more important to me then ANY hobby, publications that will not matter in 10 years, or filling my room full of FREE products...and I need to refocus on my marriage and my kids.

Now, this is not saying that I will not be still sharing my work, freebie cuts, etc. But I can not promise that I will be doing this weekly. I will continue with my designing for special teams that I am on...and I will still be sharing those things here on my blog for now.

Basically, I have realized that life is too short to watch it from my craft room window, while working for free things that my husband can afford to buy me anyway...I need to go out and enjoy life with my family again.

Have a super week everyone!

16 comments:

Yvette said...
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Yvette said...

Very nicely said!!! LOVE this post Jen!!!!

There is nothing more important than family!!! Being a mommy and wife is your #1 calling!!! There is no higher privilege!!!

Staci said...

That's so true. I am all about the simple life family dinner, quiet evenings on the porch or game time with the family. Good luck and I look forward to still seeing your creations when you post them.

Renee' Dezember said...

Well said :D Hope you are doing well - tried to catch ya the other day - you must have beeing enjoying those kiddos - take care!

DonnaMundinger said...

I hear ya chickie! Feel that way myself quite often these days Still will look forward to your posts whenever they come. Enjoy your family and your life! HUGS! D

DeeDee said...

I love your Blog,,,and yes I am so glad you relaized family is very important...enjoy them ....and you put this so nicely...have fun see ya when you stop in...

isatsau said...

Well said. I appreciate your creativity, but certainly not at the expense of the people who mean the most to you. Family is SO important!! I am a stay-at-home-mom so that I don't miss those wonderful moments that can pass so quickly. Enjoy your quality time with your husband and children who need you the most. Make some beautiful memories together and then scrapbook them if you happen to find the time, rather than the reverse. Blessings to you!
Carla

Sheri Davis said...

Good for you!! I totally agree with you, sometimes being talented like you are becomes a burden and you are doing good to back up and not let it rule your life. :-)

Regina Easter said...

WELL SAID MY FRIEND...I THINK WE ARE BOTH THE SAME BOAT...HUGS

Dora said...

So well put, Jen. You inspire me as a scrapper and a woman. Love you!

TERIBERI said...

Jen.....I think you are NOT the only one that feels this way!!! Enjoy your family NOW because you are right - 10 years from now - it will NOT matter how many publications or how much free stuff you received!!! I agree with you 100% and trust me - there have been MANY time I have felt exactly the same way.....you are not alone!!!!

Lots of hugs, T

Julie said...

THANK you for that post, here I thought that I was missing out on "having it all" like I thought so many of you must be doing with your fabulous blogs. glad to know you all have to choose too. Enjoy your family!!! you get to take them with you in the next life and all that fun paper will stay here.

Pamela Smerker said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Hugs!

kshand said...

You're so right!! Hope you are enjoying the summer with the kiddos!! Time just goes so fast and they grow up way quicker than we want them too.

Janneke Smit said...

been there myself, totally know what you mean and totally agree :) :) :)

Stamping Mutt said...

You go girl! I totally in synch with you. Very nicely said...will still be stalking your blog for inspiration nonetheless.

Alma =)