Yesterday was a momentous day for me.
I quit all of my design teams.
Okay, I still kept Quickutz.
For the past year, I have been trying to keep it all together.
Scrapbooking used to be a hobby for me.
Something I looked forward to, and loved.
Then as I was asked to join different design teams, I felt so lucky---to get paid for my hobby.
As time went on, I started to dislike it.
And this year...I burned out.
I think it will be a long time before I want to scrap again.
I think the pressure of constant deadlines, and time spent in my studio on weekends, while my kids entertained themselves with a Redbox flick, finally took its toll.
This was my life for five years.
They say there is a time and season for everything.
I might pick it back up sometime.
I am not going to lie...I am going to miss the money.
I am going to miss the freedom of just buying a new couch, 'cause I want one.
And having extra money socked away to take a family vacation.
I will miss the brownie man (UPS truck) dropping off big boxes of new product.
The smell of fresh ink on brand new paper...sigh...
But last night, after I had sent my resignation e-mails out, I started picking up the studio, and thinking about what I was going to do this weekend, without anything to work on...
I was giddy!
I thought about taking the kids to the dollar movies, and impromptu dinner sandwiches at the park, and reading scary stories by flashlight, snuggled up in a quilt...
There are things that money can't buy.
And boxes of free product just aren't worth.