Monday, May 21, 2007

A Great Weekend and Clarification

You know - it's funny how you can have a great weekend and then come in Monday to a bunch of rumors, incorrect facts, etc. It amazes me how people think that they "know" you - and they make assumptions, verbalize their disdain (which in my opinion is completely unwarranted) and have no problem hiding behind the Internet and it's anonymous protection.

Anyway- first things first. The positive. My cousin, Nic, got married this weekend. He's like a little brother to me and I love him dearly. I was 8 when Nic was born and have watched him grow up to be a fine young man. It's always nice going back to Somerset to see my family because that feels like home to me. Even though I don't get to visit as often as I used to, it's just nice going back to a close-knit family and feeling welcome. I miss them!

Here's Nic and his wife - it was a beautiful wedding!

Then, my mom - being the comedian she is had to embarrass him. They had "request time" and the DJ let her tell this story from when Nic was about 6 years old. We were all at a fair and he wondered off (It was a small town festival) and next thing we know, he's on stage singing "Achy Breaky Heart". So - she had the DJ tell the story of "Nic the Performer" and then they had to dance to Billy Ray. Trust me - you had to be there to gage how funny it really was!

Good times I tell ya - good times.

Now - for clarification. It's funny how rumors, etc., start flying and truthfully - I don't understand why some people feel the need to tear me apart. But, for those that were genuinely curious as to what I'll be doing, etc., here's the 411. I'm not going to work for Memory Makers. I'm working for F&W. That's different. It's the parent company and I'll be working in the books division as the Marketing Manager. Not only will I work on craft titles, but also other fine arts & hobby titles. So, this isn't just in the scrapbook industry. It's in multiple industries. I do not "own" the company that I work for now. Gin-X is merely a licensed brand under Imagination Project and I was their Creative Director. I am the one that made the decision to move on - I wasn't "fired" or anything else. I made this decision based on my family and they are the most important thing to me. Plus, I wanted to be back in a corporate setting and I wanted to go back to marketing full-time.

If you still have questions - see that little rim that says "No Pimping" on the side? Then, click it and e-mail me. For those of you that have shown your support - thank you. I really appreciate it.


kelly said...

So happy for you... I know you'll do well. :) It's all good... :)

Tina said...

Setting people straight when they are obviously out to do harm and cause hurt feelings sure feels good sometimes doesn't it Ging?
I am always amazed at the lack of maturity and class that certain people have. I know this for sure...people who cannot be genuinely happy for another person and their good fortune are jealous. Plain and simple.
So, good for you Ginger for setting the record straight for those who think they "know you".
Congratualations again my friend.

WendyG said...

wishing you all the best with your grand new venture exciting!!!!!!!!!!!...and yup, lots jerky people in the world isn't

Angie said...

I must be out of the loop, because I didn't hear any of those rumors. LOL

Good for you rising above it! Who cares what those people thing, you know the truth and that's all that matters!

Alicia said...

You will be great... Love everything you have done so far! Keep your chin up... just continue to do what you do! Like my daddy always said, they are just jealous!

Susan said...

the pictures from the wedding look awesome!! totally happy and involved in the moment.
I missed all the speculation and really don't care what they thought. scrapbookers will miss your awesome creativity ...... but am glad that you are doing what YOU want to do!

Marissa said...

Hi Ginger. From one F+Wer to another. Welcome. You can come on over to my blog and check me out - but we'll be working together soon.

See you in June!

Jamie said...

I'm out of the rumor loop too! Wanting to wish you good luck! I know you'll be stellar!


Thena Smith said...

Congratulations!! You will do great!!


Tricia said...

Ginger I had heard on a site something about you venturing out, but never anything negative. I love how you are straight forward and hopefully these people who apparently are jealous of you and trying to bring you down need to get a life!