I just realized something!! I have tomorrow listed (on my calendar) as my “stampaversary.” You know, my 2-year-anniversary since becoming a Stampin’ Up demo!
It’s not tomorrow, it’s TODAY!! Silly, silly Laura.
I ‘technically’ signed up on a Sunday night. I’m 96% sure. So while my records show tomorrow as my 1st day, it was actually October 26th. Awww!
It’s crazy to think that it’s only been 2 years. I feel like I have been a part of the SU family for so much longer. I’m sure this is mostly because of my hubby’s employment there for a couple years before I signed up. Stampin’ Up has been a part of my life for longer than just my 2 years as a demo! I love this company.
In these 2 years, I have learned some things. I’m still learning on all levels, but I’ve made progress in so many ways.
- Confidence. Wow, this is so huge. I can feel a change in myself with my comfort levels with people. There is something about teaching people about what you love that builds confidence in yourself.
- Craftiness. Ha! I know, you’d think I would be crafty before becoming a demo? Not at all! I still don’t think I really am, but I am learning to come up with a few of my own ideas! hee hee. Thank goodness this is a sharing community (and Stampin’ Up feeds us enough project ideas to last a lifetime) or I would be sunk.
- Goal-Setting. Of course this is something that I have done previously in my life , but I love exploring it at new levels. It stretches me, and Stampin’ Up rewards awesomely for meeting goals.
- Balance! Oh boy, this one surprised me. When I signed up, my baby was 2 months old and I had a 2 1/2-year-old! I was at that point of really wanting something for me, while still being mommy to my sweet babies. I had no idea how helpful this would really be. It’s funny — while yes I am busier (obviously) with my own business, it balances me. Having “me time” refreshes me, and I can be a better mama to these babies while enjoying teaching and doing something worthwhile. I’m a much more well-rounded person.
- Loving what I do! The more I create with friends, teach strangers a new technique, or even help my daughter make little preschool Valentines , I realize more and more that I love this. The products, the company and what they stand for, the smiles and rambunctious laughter, the new friends, the extra money, the fun events, my cute team girls, all of it. I love what I do!