August sure was a bittersweet month, many of my friends faced unspeakable hardships, job loss, financial challenges, heartbreaking changes, death of family, friends and loved ones and the unexpected loss of a friend’s broken engagement. My niece is off to college, which should be atotally joyous time, but I know it is a big change for our family, and know we will all miss her so much. Many tears were shed and prayers said, for comfort and healing for so many friends who are hurting.
With the flick of the calendar, it is now September… and with hope, faith and love, we try to move on. Changing jobs, new locations, healing hearts…. we take things day by day. So today, I don’t have much to show you, I just wanted you to know I’ve had a very heavy heart these past few weeks. It’s been bittersweet because I have been working my Stampin’ Up! business extra hard and in doing so have been meeting new people and crafting with many of you. Your support and orders have been a true answer to prayers, thank you so much for helping me with my goals. Over the weekend I had a free shipping deal to reach my goal, and seven awesome people stepped up and helped me double my goal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You know who you are!! August happened to be a month that has been my “best” month ever in terms of sales and recruiting. It wasn’t easy. At times I was tired and thought of giving up (or curling up with a good book). That’s why I say “bittersweet”, and at times I feel guilty when I know so many people are suffering.
I’ve had to make some changes, decisions as to how I will spend my time, and in focusing on my Stampin’ Up! business it means I can’t do everything I used to do. I miss some long time friends, many whom I’ve stamped with for almost 6 years. The decision to stay with SCCC for another semester was not made lightly, I always said if I could make more with SU then I could give up being an adjunct, but the numbers just didn’t work enough yet to give that up yet… and they changed the text book this semester, so I am having to spend more time re-grouping than I would normally need at the beginning of a new semester.
Why am I sharing all of this with you? So you can understand why I’ve made more mistakes lately, or not been as “thorough” as in the past, or why I haven’t been at every event that I used to attend. I’m just trying to let you know that it’s been a difficult month and I’m really hoping September is better.
Sometimes a good hug from a friend is just the right thing to brighten your day, so here’s one from me to you:
I promise I’ll post more “stamping” stuff tomorrow, and the next day, but I just wanted to share this with you this morning…. if you’re headed off to a new job or school, or you’re uncertain what the day will bring, please know that I care and I’m praying for you.
Thanks for stopping by,