A final Holla :)
This is probably one of the most difficult posts I've had to write in a long time, so please be patient with me.
About a year ago I started to feel, for lack of a better term....restless with my Stampin' Up business. I've tried to do many thing to restrain that feeling but it has only grown. I intentionally attended convention this year in the hopes that being there would re-inspire and push me forward with my business but it really just confirmed my restlessness. In the spring I approached Kevin with how I was feeling and we both agreed to start praying about whether I was to continue in the business or look at other opportunities. Within a short period of time we both felt that God was confirming what I had been feeling.
The last several months have been probably some my most difficult, emotionally in a very long time. I closed a huge chapter in my life after 20 years of home schooling and it hit me really hard in September.....really hard. We had made the decision that Brooke and Mac would do one more semester of online high school at home and then enter high school in 2nd September (this February).
As a family we continue to help my mom recover from her stroke in May.
We lost our beautiful Dawson in July and I still deeply miss his presence in our home.
With all of these things going on I questioned whether it was time to transition out of Stampin' Up or not but God just continued to confirm his movement in that area of my life.
I know you will probably be shocked by this post but I'm hoping/praying that you understand. I know some of you may be more then shocked and actually upset with me and I can't tell you how sorry I am if you are. It's definitely a fear I have that some will be very upset with me. Kevin and I did not take this decision lightly and have bathed it in prayer and feel we are doing what I'm suppose to do. I'm not a person who looks for change or embraces it so you can imagine I questioned this change many times with God but He keeps giving me the peace to move on.
I will continue with our Stamp clubs until each club has finished with their scheduled end date and I won't officially "close shop" until early Spring.
I have some WONDERFUL downline team members that are AMAZING and are happy to provide you with the same service I have! They will also be wonderful women to plug into for inspiration and to help you with your online orders as well! When the time comes a little closer I'll be passing on all their information to you.
I love you guys so much and I hope you know that this has been a year long and very difficult decision for me. Stampin' Up has been a part of my life for 10 years and has been an incredible blessing and although I'm nervous and a little scared to open another chapter of my life I know that it's the right decision and the right time.
I have received many emails expressing concern for me since I haven't posted in a long time and I want to thank you all for your kindness and I can honestly say....I'm doing really really well! I have peace & I'm happy :)
I love you all....and hug the ones you love !!!
Corinne (aka Roxy)