Saturday, December 12, 2009

Taking a break....

Well, for all of you who know my via scrapbooking, this will come as a bit of a surprise. I have decided to resign from all of my design teams. I am shocked at myself! I just made the Treasured Scrapbooking and Color Me Daisy Design teams. These are 2 teams of have wanted to be on for about a year. I love everything about these 2 sites. But, my life has taken a turn that I didn't expect. A good change!!!! I have been guest teaching full time since about day 6 of school this year. I am currently in a long term spot for first grade and LOVE it. My scrapbooking obsession has taken a backseat to my obsession with teaching. I LOVE coming up with creative ways to teach he curriculum. I am always thinking about what to teach, tools to support the curriculum and projects we can do on the side. That is my new creative outlet...in addition to decorating the classroom, hallway bulletin board AND coming up with crafts for the kids. I have thoroughly enjoyed being on design teams. Love it, love it, love it! But, I have noticed that my heart has not been into scrapping like it once was. My layouts are not "wowing' me anymore. I think it is time I take a break and simplify my life a little. I am thinking of doing memory books from Walgreen's every once in a while instead. That way I am still documenting life's little moments, because that will never stop in me!
I will still use my blog to post pics of what we have been doing. You just won't see many layouts. I will still scrap, but it will be because I WANT to, not because I HAVE to meet a deadline.
If you want to keep up with me....post a comment on my blog. Or, I think a bunch of my online friends are on my Facebook friend's list. If not, friend me!
Take care!
Jennifer

18 comments:

Heather said...

Hey Jennifer! I will miss your layouts, but I totally understand your reasoning for taking a break. It sounds like you're a wonderful teacher and I'm glad you've found happiness in a new creative outlet!

Jocelyn said...

I can certainly understand where you are coming from...good luck in your new endeavor and I will be waiting to see your LO's when you want to create!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Brandy said...

I am there with you, I lost the feeling too. I'm loving Stampin Up! to get my hands dirty occassionally and "make" cards and gifts, but I'm thinking of getting a scanner, scanning all those LOs and printing 12 by 12 books of the LOs, and putting all mine in a recycle bin. Funny how things change, right?

KateB said...

I'm gonna say this in all caps: I CAN'T BELEIVE THIS!!!! OMG but you have to decide what the priorites are and you know what, if/when you decide to come back, you know all these sites that we know you from will take you back so quick! Good luck !

VanessaB said...

best of luck to you and much happiness in everything you choose to do. :)

Gina said...

We'll miss you at CMD but I'm sure you're making the right choice. Keep enjoying your job! :)

Mara... said...

Good for you Jennifer for deciding what is best for you. I wish you nothing but good thoughts and good luck with your future!!

Shannan said...

So happy to hear that you are loving teaching! I wish you the best of luck. And if you ever want to scrap, just for fun - you know where I am and I have a new room just itching to be played in.

Greta Adams said...

YAY!!! so glad you got the position!!

Liz said...

wOW That's a shocker omg you'll be missed but totally understand will come by and check all so often but I also know your love for teaching and that is awesome it will come back when you are ready....
Hugs to you.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Hey I have been missing you on the board. you take care of yourself and don't get burnt out. I have been teaching High School for 30 years and have learned to pace myself. Scrapbooking is a creative outlet and therapy for me. Take care and you will be missed. keep in touch

beckyjune said...

I can understand where you're coming from and wish you the very best with this job. I'll miss seeing you around all the time at CMD, though.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on finding such a wonderful job that makes you happy :)

Jennifer Y said...

Hey Jennifer! I am so excited to hear about your teaching position! Good luck to you and I will still be popping by to see what's happening in your world!
Have a Merry Christmas! :)

6p00e553eed7f68833 said...

Wow that is indeed a shocker, especially since I really loved your work, but I guess it is all for the best and I hope you'll get all your wishes come true this year!! I will be still watching your blog for wowing me!

Nilsa said...

Will definitely miss your beautiful layouts. I wish you all the best.
Nilsa

Jenny B in Indy said...

I *totally* understand girl. Keep in touch!

scrappy77 said...

Hi Jennifer! I was just checking up on you, I just I haven't been to your blog in awhile. I am sad that you won't be scrapping for now but I TOTALLY understand!! Having a classroom to be creative in is so much fun and the kids enjoy it! Best of luck for a great rest of the school year!