Friday, July 17, 2009

You Try Everything Once

Well, you all might notice that some posts are missing and edited and some things have changed. This is very difficult for me, but I've been doing the whole selling my designs thing for about a week and I can tell you that it's just not for me. I have a 4 month old and a 3 year old that aren't getting the attention that they deserve. At one point earlier today, my 3 year old kept telling me he wanted someone else other than me, and I realized that I am spending way too much time at my computer, I'm overtired, irritable, etc. etc. I feel chained to my computer, and I haven't even done any real designing. I'm resigning from all of my stores. The deadlines and amount of work that this truly takes just isn't compatible with my life right now. This last fall my mom's group did an Andy Stanley Bible Study and he talked about knowing what direction you want your family to head in and then making good decisions that are compatible with that direction. I can truly say that me selling my designs is not compatible with the direction for my family. It took me a week to realize that. So.......I still love to design but I want to do so as time permits, without deadlines and obligations. You all are going to benefit because I still want to see others enjoy my talents so I am going to continue participating in blog trains and offering freebies. I never actually sold anything but at least I now know that I could do it. The thing is that I just can't come down from doing the work I need to do in my family.


  1. I applaud your decision. I am now 62 years old and have a lot more time on my hands than I did when my children were younger and when I was taking care of my mother, who had Alzheimer's. However, it still seems as if it's hard to keep up with the digiscrap world, and I'm not even a designe! Take good care of yourself, your husband, and your children first, then use whatever time is leftover to develop your talents and have a little fun. And may God bless you every day in every way!

  2. I am very proud of you for making this decision. Admitting you have made a mistake and correcting it so quickly is such a testimony to strength of character. Well Done!!!!
    Also sorry it hasn't worked out for you at this time, but l look forward to seeign you continue to develope and grow your skills at a pace that is appropriate to you and your family. All the best.

  3. Stephanne, you go girl! I read this the other day when you posted and I've been thinking about it. That's such a great decision. You're wise to know your limits and to recognize your childrens' needs! I love it when mom's choose their families' needs and well-being above other endeavors. Thank you for reminding me what's truly important. I'm glad you're going to be selling at the store that's not too demanding. That will let you have a creative outlet, earn some money, and you have a great balance there. Take care! Muahssss and I love the Raspberry Tea kit.. I don't know if I commented a thank you, but I do thank you!