Well, this week has been an emotional one. On Tuesday, after almost 6-1/2 years, I resigned from Stampin' Up! which means I am no longer a demonstrator. It's been something I've been thinking of for at least 12 months now, but after reading posts on Joan and Susan's blogs, I realised the time was right and I was ready to actually do it, instead of just thinking about it.
Now some of you are probably thinking to yourself, I didn't even know you were a demo, which is just another reason for going down this path :) I joined SU! on the day they opened for business here in Australia and through that opportunity I have made lots of totally awesome friendships. In fact, it has been those friendships that have kept me a demo all this time.
So why resign? Well, I have been my own best customer for the last 5 years. Do you know how much stuff you accumulate over 6-1/2 years when you only make 1 - 2 cards per week? Way too much. Do you know how much stuff you actually USE when you only make 1 - 2 cards per week? Not enough to justify the continual spending to make the required minimums to remain a demo. It recently dawned on me that I can continue to buy what I want from my demo friends, I can continue to go to SU events as my friend's guest, so there is no reason for me to keep buying stuff that I don't need and don't use.
I will continue to use and buy SU - I still love their products but I will make more carefully considered decisions on what I buy now I no longer have minimums to make. What I will be doing is selling off a LOT of my stuff. So stay tuned, I hope to have a 'For Sale' page set up in the next week or so.
So, a big THANK YOU goes out to all that read my blog, to those who leave comments, to those that have supported me over the last 6-1/2 years as a demo - it is appreciated more than you'll ever know.
I'll be back next week with my JAI Design Team submission.
Thanks for visiting :)