Oh My, Where have I been….

As we’re nearing the end of 2018, I look back and have some incredible firsts, seconds and more. The journey has been amazing, humbling, yet ever so incredible as always.

I don’t need a lot of excitement in my life. I actually prefer the same, day-to-day normal routine that I’ve created. A little working, a little crafting, a ton of time spent with family creating even more great memories, loving on my husband (can you believe it’s been over 12 years of happily married bliss??) and our pets. Life is good! Very good!

I started the year off ill. I won’t go into the details as it’s not necessary to this post and also because I am a pretty private person in that regard. But it did set me back in my to-do list quite a bit. You see, we had the marriage of my second daughter to look forward to this year in September. We had a week getaway planned in May with my first daughter and her husband that I barely was given the all-clear to go. Add to this all the little daily life details and I know anyone of you can relate. We don’t have time for this! Am I right?

By June, I was pretty much my old self, even if I did tire easily…life marches on….

So, June. What can I say but that I had an opportunity practically fall in to my lap and, since I was feeling better, I decided that He wouldn’t have put it in front of me if I wasn’t ready. So on we go, committing to yet another responsibility on top of everything else. Actually, in hindsight, I would’ve done it all over again exactly the same. It’s been a blessing and continues to grow as the days pass.

I joined an incredible friend and supporter in a business opportunity that while it has not provided enough financial support for my biggest plans, is has provided myself, husband and family a more secure future. I can’t even begin to explain how that has brought some relief to my soul. And no, we were ever in fear of losing any thing financially; we are actually quite blessed in what we have and can afford to do. But the money tree can always die, can’t it? Besides, my dream of being successful and being able to provide financially doing what I love, CRAFTING, is the ultimate goal.

Yes, June. On the 19th of June, 2018, to be exact. Never before had I ever even entertained doing something like this, joining a DS or MLM (whatever your preference). I didn’t come at this with a tarnished attitude or anything…I just loved the philosophy of the owner, Tara Roark, and of my mentor and friend, Sarah Strunk. I loved the products a ton. I love being able to attack this in anyway I can imagine. There’s a feeling of freedom which I love, too.

So, first time joining a company not because I have to, but because I want to join. Second time watching my daughter (youngest and last of my two) get married to one of the most amazing men in the world, and more of doing what I love to do, share the crafting love now, not only within the world of Silhouette, but now chalking my way to on more as well. And, oh yes, this was the first time I ever did vendor events (which I swore I’d never do)…but more on that in another post.

So, join me in both my crafting loves. Let’s take this new crafting path together.

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