Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009

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Still on a High!
We all got up this morning, still thinking about Dana as the new Student Trustee for next year. What a grade 12 year he is going to have! Today? He's off on a retreat with the Grade 10's. The Pastoral teacher asked him if he'd come along to help out, and he, of course, said sure. It makes me wonder how we get the children we get. You can be an awesome parent, and still get a child who is very troubled. I don't kid myself that I've done everything right and perfect, and that's why he's such a good kid. I'm not so silly as to believe that. I can't count the mistakes I've made. But it does make me wonder.

Lack of Motivating Factors
I know I've been chatting about this a fair bit lately... but I'm truly at a loss. Has anyone else noticed the lack of truly motivating factors out there in the scrapbooking world, lately? It seems as if there are fewer calls for magazines... fewer contests... fewer big events... and I, for one... have counted on these things to motivate me. To push me beyond my self-set limits. I've been brainstorming lately, to try and come up with an alternative. How about you? Any ideas? Aside from motivating yourself... what are you doing to compensate for this lack? Have you found something that helps??? I'd LOVE to know???

Writing, Writing, Writing
I'm home sick today. AND it's the long weekend. big sigh. I feel as if the weight of the world is off of my shoulders right now. AND... I'm going to spend much of my time writing. For those of you who don't know... I am writing a book. I write every day, of course... but being home today... I should get a lot done. I'm in the middle of a really good part, and can't wait to see what my heroin is going to do. Sometimes she makes some choices I really wish she wouldn't make. Here's hoping she doesn't get herself.. and me.. into a mess today.

Have a great day!


Audrey said...

motivation -- for me, once I sort of bowed out of the magazine freelancing and the industry design teams -- has come from being able to focus in on what I'm most passionate about in scrapping: telling my story and helping others learn to embrace journaling too. So digital design, with several blogs, has been my way to stay involved and motivated...

good luck with your writing today! I think that's fantastic!!!

Lynn said...

motivation for me is getting lo's done to please myself and getting some challenges done from the pub. good luck w/you're writing!!! that's wonderful.

vtpuggirl said...

I surround myself with people who love to do this, but I would be lying if I said that the lack of motivating factors (lack of publications, contests, etc.) didn't make me sad. It does make me sad. Win or lose I think it pushed everyone to try harder, to achieve more, to get better. It also brought everyone together and built communities. That's disappearing, it's very sad.

Sandie said...

When you said...It also brought everyone together and built communities. That's disappearing, it's very sad.... wow

I agree. It IS sad. That's a point I didn't even consider. It did bring people together.. and was a marvelous way to build communities. Without them, it very well could become a somewhat disjointed community. Very very sad.

Linda said...

Motivation for me has been embracing digital scrapbooking and becoming a part of the digital creative team at Designer Digitals. It's inspiring, it's a great community, I've been doing it for a few years, and I'm still learning something new every day!

And how cool that you are writing a book! Good luck with it!

Sandie said...

Thanks everyone.. for your kind comments about my book! That's so awesome of all of you to be so encouraging and supportive. I love great women!!!