So this is technically another project sneak for Studio Calico's December Kits but its also my way of remembering the last 2 years with SC :) It was a HUGE dream and goal of mine to be on the SC team. I am so happy that I got 2 years to experience that dream in action, to meet such wonderful people, to work with such talented and inspiring people, to try new things, and to be part of such a great company and team. I'm so thankful for every bit of the last 2 years, it's been a wild and crazy ride.
I've only been through 1 renewal "season" with SC and that was this time last year. I'll be honest, I had mixed feelings about renewing last year- I was tired, still a little frazzled from the blog drama earlier in the year, and working 3 jobs. At the same time though, I knew that I wanted to continue- in addition to being invited back for another term with the scrapbook team, I was invited to join the Project Life team as well. This was really exciting to me and offered a totally new challenge...I couldn't refuse. I wasn't ready to be done quite yet.
Looking back at this last year, I'm so glad I stayed on because I had so many awesome opportunities come my way that really shaped my plans for 2014. I got to dabble in some new things and began falling in love with those and consequently, grew a little disenchanted with some others.
This last month, the renewal process has been in full swing at SC. Lots of details and info to digest and consider but ultimately, for me, I decided not to reapply and it comes down to this- I'm tired and burnt out and I want to chase new dreams that involve me having complete control over my creativity, collaborations, paychecks, and my schedule. It's time for something new and different and challenging and I cannot wait to get started!
I have big plans for next year...I'll be doing Project Life again (smaller scale and I'm looking forward to less skipping around), opening a shop, still working my 2 other jobs, and taking part in some really fun collaborations. It's going to be a good year and I hope you guys will continue to stop in and hang with me here :)