Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Change...

I'm sort of a routine girl so change is always hard for me. Unfortunately, sometimes change is the only option. Life for me has been pretty stressful lately. I have been overwhelmed with work (I took care of this by resigning from my lab manager job), family and design team commitments. I'm sure a lot of you have noticed that I don't get around to visit your blogs much anymore. It is not that I haven't wanted to, I just haven't had the time to do everything. I appreciate all of you who have continued to visit my blog daily. All of your comments are what keep me going. In an effort to try and get some sanity back in my life I have decided to make a few changes. I have decided to step down from a few of my design teams. This was such a difficult decision to make because I truly LOVE the teams that I am on, but deep down I know this is the best thing for me. Part of (a huge part of) my stress is the fact that my baby girl is going to start kindergarten in a few short weeks. With fewer job and DT commitments, I'm planning on spending as much time with her as possible before school starts. I need all the extra time with her I can get because I'm not sure I can live through letting her go to school.
For those of you who are wondering....I'm not going to quit stamping (a couple of my design team contracts go through the end of the year)...but I might not be posting every single day anymore. I hope that you all still stop by and I'm hoping to be able to come and visit your blogs too! Thank you all for leaving me wonderful comments and giving me support when I've needed it!

9 comments:

Christi said...

I commend you for making such a hard decision. I have been struggling with the same things lately and am not as brave as you are...yet! LOL I'm here no matter when you post. :)

Nancy said...

Hugs, Heather! I too have been in a bit of a stressful slump lately, so I completely understand your need to prioritize. What an exciting time for you and your little girl...have an awesome rest of the summer!

Maria Matter said...

Oh, Heather,I'm glad you are doing what's right for you and your family! You're right to want to spend as much time as possible with your little sweetie before she enters her 'next step'! Love her up! It will be hard to see her go off at first, but she will really enjoy her school time and you'll enjoy having her tell you all she did that day with her new friends when she comes home...then you'll treasure that time together. Yet another new routine...and so on it will go.
Changes are always rough, but you're stronger than you think!
{{squishy hugs}}
You take care...and I'll be watching for you!
blessings, Maria

Sue said...

Enjoy your children they are only young once, cards, blogs, hobbies what ever they come second, they are pleasue not spose to course stress.
Have a great summer time, sue,xx

Kim Dellow said...

I hope everything works out Heather, such a hard decision but I'm sure it is the right one. Take care. Kim

Debi said...

Heather, you made a decision that is best for you. Life is too short to neglect the important things that you value. Enjoy your time off!! (BTW, I made the same decision a month ago and stepped down from all but one design team)

Jessica G. said...

Less can definitely be more when it comes to commitments! Sounds like you have your priorities in order -- enjoy the rest of your summer!!

marywebb said...

Heather, You are so awesome! It's good not to get yourself spread too thin and your kids are the most important. Spend all the time you can with them....too soon they'll be all grown up. Tyler is 14 already and hardly ever home, I miss him so much and cherish the moments he's here. You are a GREAT mommy...keep it up and never feel bad 'cause you choose your kids over other things. xoxoxo

Jennifer E. said...

Sorry to hear about your daily stresses Heather! I completely understand & your family should come first. Don't worry about all of us in blog land--take care of what you need to do & when you do post on your blog we'll all be here to visit! DT's will be around forever and when things settle down perhaps you can always apply for them again--your work is wonderful and those that you apply to down the road will be happy to have you! Hugs!