On Wednesday I resigned from a career of 12.5 years. I wanted to be able to spend a bulk of the summer playing with my girls before I start student teaching next fall. I'll be graduating in May 2013 with a Master's Degree and Teaching Certificate and I couldn't be more excited for what the future holds. I love the crafting industry, but in the end, I want to renovate my house and take my kids on tropical vacations. ;) I've also always had a strong pull to work with kids all day, to inspire them to know more and do better. I think they need me. :)
Most people who visit here do so in the name of crafts, so I wanted to also share that after 5 years I will no longer be on the team for Studio Calico. The August kit will be my last. I have loved being part of this community. Payton's first words could have been "Studio Calico". I have never been more inspired or had as much fun in this industry as I did in 2007 and 2008, in particular, when this club and this community was first established. I'll forever hold that and the friends I have made at SC in my heart. I have more inside jokes than I can count and not a day goes by that I don't think about something that someone said online at SC.
Does this mean I won't be crafting and sharing artwork with the crafting community if I'm not sharing kit work for SC every month? No, it doesn't. I can't tell you how excited I am to have more opportunities to chose my own products and create when it works for me. I haven't had a day off in 5 years. I've taken kits on family vacations more than once. I look forward to being rejuvenated and inspired and moving forward.
Off to new adventures. XOXO