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Well this post is kind of tough. I “should” be at Founders Circle Retreat right now. However, I am here in California at home doing Bean Mosaic Art. LOL. Am I sad? A little. But all and all, I’m good! I am glad I am home with my daughter. With her just starting homeschool this year, I felt it would be really hard to leave on Wednesday and not be home until Sunday. Look who showed up at our house today to help us with our Bean Art. She just wants the girls at Founders to think she’s recovering… it’s all a cover up so she could come here and hang with Macie and I 🙂 We love Shelli.
She arrived just in time this morning to help with the pledge of allegiance too… She is just so dedicated!
The finished projects. You can go online and find printable shapes anywhere.
Everyone at Founders Circle is doing a flat Shelli. (If you don’t know, Shelli, Stampin UP!’s cofounder and CEO got hurt in a horseback riding accident, so she’s not at Founders Circle Retreat this year.) So I thought, I would be funny and have a flat Shelli at my house… with the joke, that she really just wanted to come to Plymouth California and hang out, instead of hanging in Utah. HAHA! Thank you Shelli for being here to help us. You weren’t missing anything at Founders anyway. ;0)
My thoughts: This week has been especially hard for me in that I feel like I am trying to run a full time business and homeschool all by myself. As you see above I made it into Founders Circle this last year. This is a very prestigious award, it means I am in the TOP 100 demonstrators in the country. WOW, right? As amazing as that is, I can’t stand the thought of being a 1 hit wonder. Now I want to earn Founders every year. The truth is, Founders probably won’t happen again for a long time. With homeschooling full time, I just don’t have the same amount of time to dedicate to Stampin’ UP! You may have noticed I am blogging more, and regularly. This is because I am now relying on my blogging to hopefully bring me in more sales. I do not have the time to do workshops outside of my home.
I am feeling inadequate. Like I should be able to “DO IT ALL” and not complain or have a moment of stress. Yeah, I am discovering that I can’t do it all. Thankfully my faith in God really helps me sort these types of human matters out.
I spent some time on my knees this week praying for my busy schedule, I know sounds weird. I really feel like God just wants me to take a deep breath and praise him in all things. I feel like I wallowed a bit this week, EW! I hate pity party’s. God reminded me, this is not about ME! It’s about Macie and my family. That I am a servant to them first and everything else second. Oh I know that servant word makes people cringe, but I know that is what God wants from me. To serve my family and my downline and my friends. I notice that when I start to forget that, life starts spiraling out of control. My upline, Patty Bennett, listened to me whine a bit this week, thank you Patty. Now my big girl pants are back on, and away we go 🙂