Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wow! What a weekend!

If you know me you know that I LOVE to scrapbook! I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Creative Memories Regional Convention this weekend. It was a total of 15 hours of Creative Memories information and products. Over the last 7 years I have had four different Creative Memories consultants. I will always credit my first consultant, Jean Heisterkamp, for showing me what Creative Memories is all about. Unfortunatly, life got in the way for a little while from 2007 to 2008 and I had not seen or purchased Creative Memories products. I got sucked in to a lot of different "Propaganda" and I still use a lot of non-Creative Memories products, but my newest consulant and good friend, Amy Jones and her husband Bert have renewed my love for Creative Memories! So, this weekend I learned what being a consulant is all about, what new products are coming out and actually got excited about digital scrapbooking! "So, are you going to sign up as a consulant?" I heard a lot this weekend. My answer to that is "No." But why, you ask? I love scrapbooking, I love Creative Memories products, I think it's a great company, I love making albums for other people and I love watching other people learn the joys of scrapbooking. That makes me the perfect consulant they say, I heard alot of consulants say this weekend that those are the reasons that they are consulants. So "Why Do You Not Want To Do This?!" I want to be a customer. I want to see my consulant succeed. I want my love of scrapbooking to NEVER feel like work. I want to use my "proaganda." I want to scrapbook. So, that's what I am going to do. I am going to help my consulant(s) meet her/their sales goals, I am going to let them share their excitment of the new products and I am going to just scrapbook. So, what's the point of all this you ask.. This is my way of saying Thank You! To my current consultant(s), Thank You! To my past consulants, Thank You! To every consultant and leader I met this weekend, Thank You!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A little about what is been going on.

I am trying to change.. I am looking for that person I used to me. You know the one.. liked to play games, was 80 pounds lighter, didn't always feel like having to be the responsible one. I think my problem mostly comes from work. I feel like I have to be the responsible one that takes care of everything. How did that become my job? When did taking the brunt of the customers', employees' and buildings' bitching become my job? I am burnt. I know I am. I am hoping that the fact that I am getting back into scrapbooking and working out will help. I have reconnected with some really great old friends and met some awesome new ones. I feel like these friends won't take advantage of me or expect everything to be all about them like my friends in the past have. I am also trying to reconnect with Troy. I feel like I have taken him for granted for a while. Like I just expect that he's going to always be there. I am trying not to think that any more and I am trying to think of his needs and wants too! It's made for some great times together. I am trying to work out and eat better. I really want to lose at least 50 pounds. I really need to. For health reasons. I don't want to end up a diabetic. And if I don't get this weight off that's the direction I am headed. I am also trying to make some time for me. To read, scrapbook, work out or what ever I feel like I need to do! Hopefully this will work for me!