Monday, April 30, 2007

Balance

You know - sometimes I have these great blog entries in my head and then when I go to write them down, they somehow disappear into oblivion and I'm left with some blank entry that isn't deep or funny, etc. Same goes for the one today. I haven't really posted in over a week because I've been swamped but I have been thinking about my post. So, bear with me as I try to write something witty and funny (kind of like Meredith's monologue at the end of each Grey's).

I've been wanting to talk about the decision I made to create more balance in my life. This past weekend, I taught at Cord Camera in Macedonia and it was GREAT! Felicia (the manager) is one of the sweetest people on the planet and I tried to convince her to move to Cincinnati so we could hang out. (Felicia - if you read this - I'm telling you - I know a lot of cool people here. You'd have a great time!) Anyway - a few of the girls that came to my classes had went to CKU in Detroit and had asked about me and I received a few e-mails from scrappers wondering where I was. Basically, I have cut down my teaching at private stores as well as going to CKU because I wanted to have more family balance in my life. I wanted to spend more time with Scott and the girls and at one point in 2005, I was gone at least 1 week per month and it was just too much. So, when 2007 rolled around, I decided that I would do VERY limited private teaching and focus more on internal operations here at IP, etc. That's why you don't see me around as much as before. It is a decision that I made and fortunately others have been very supportive.

With that being said, I do have to say that I had a GREAT time in Macedonia with the girls at Cord and even talked about possibly going up again later on in the year. When we pulled in to the store, I was pretty excited to find the sign out front had my name on it. How cool is that?



Here's a photo of some of the girls in class. We had a great time - not only did we do a fun project, but we laughed and talked and I got to know the students and it was awesome. I LOVE meeting new people! Especially when they're good-hearted and fun! Plus, the Cord staff couldn't be better! Seriously - the sweetest people you'll ever meet! Even Kerig the photo guy was absolutely wonderful! I can't say enough good things about everyone there.



Anyway - I think a good time was had by all!

9 comments:

Barb H said...

Cute pic of you Gingy! Love that shirt!

Heather said...

I hear you Ginger! I am cutting WAY back and it is so time for that. I have enjoyed it but I am tired of being gone 1 to 2 times a month and so is my family. I am going to cut back to just a very few select ones and I feel good about that. I have 2 back to back in May (leave Thursday) and I am really dreading it! I think that is when you know it is time to pull back. Family first always!

tina said...

So glad it was successful and more importantly, that YOU enjoyed it!!!
Love the picture of you and good for them for doing my girl right and putting YOUR NAME on the sign!!
That's what I'm talking about!! : )
xo
Tina

Angela said...

Sounds like fun was had by all!!

Alicia said...

Good for you... and congrats on what you are doing... wish I could have been there!

Anonymous said...

you know Lexington is only a day trip! 8*)

Melinda

Jennafer said...

Balance is a tricky thing. It's something I think I'm constantly learning (aside from patience!) I admire your commitment to it!

grace said...

now, when are you coming back to california?! ;) you looked so CUTE, btw! glad you had a wonderful time!!

LoriE said...

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