My first thoughts were that I just wasn't 'good enough.' No idea what the hell 'good enough' really means, but I thought that I just wasn't it when it came to my creative work. I also regretted not posting more- here on this blog and on my Instagram feed. Maybe if I had done more social media sharing, I would have gotten an invite?
But in the end, I have to look at it this way- I am a mother to an 18 month old who doesn't sit still for one minute. I am a wife to a recent MBA grad who has been locked in his office for the past year writing papers, on top of his 50 hour-a-week job. I am a chauffeur for my former 25-weeker, who has multiple specialist appointments every month, on top of her recent hospital stays- one in which she was on life support for 7 days.
I did the absolute best that I could do for the past 12 months.
I learned a lot and really grew creatively.
I was 'good enough' to make the team in the first place, so I should be extremely proud of myself.
And that keeps me going.
For my final DT gallery project, I decided to make a mini album highlighting my term, from the invitation email I received, to a blank page for my final blog post, due later this month. All of the products are listed at the bottom of the post, but if you have a specific product to ask me about, please send me an email. Creating this mini album was a cathartic release for me. I really needed to have something that I could hold in my hands that would make me proud of my past year on this team, and this is exactly what I got when I created this.
I appreciate all of the lovely comments I've already received on Instagram. Thank you so much for your support. I can't wait to see what the future holds!
'AC Design Team Mini Album' Supplies:
Daybook (366083)- Cut & Paste, Blossom Paper (366042)- Cut & Paste, 6x6 Paper Pad (366214)-Polka Dot Party, Good Stuff Clear Acrylic Stamps (366078)- Cut & Paste, Cardstock Stickers (366840)- Plus One, Adhesive Layered Prize Ribbon (683430)- Styleboard, Cardstock Stickers (331982)- Wanderlust, Flag Clips (332142)- Essentials, Alpha Stickers (332126)- Essentials, Alpha Stickers (332123)- Essentials, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366776)- Daydreamer, Puffy Stickers (366842)- Plus One, Fabric Corners (366067)- Cut & Paste, Cardstock Sticker Book (366066)- Cut & Paste, Stitched Vellum Pockets (366071)- Cut & Paste, Flair Badges (85624)- Yes Please, Epoxy Stickers (366198)- Polka Dot Party, Transparent Letter Stickers (42254)- Yes Please, Die Cut Tags (366069)- Cut & Paste, Large Tags (366206)- Polka Dot Party, Rub On Transfers (683437)- Styleboard, Label Stickers (366197)- Polka Dot Party, Stitched Title Cards (366790)- Daydreamer, Ephemera Pack (683385)- Oh Darling, Gold Patterned Washi Tape (366613)- DIY Shop, Scene Thickers (53465)- DIY Shop, Gold Punchinella Vellum (331815)- Lemonlush, Gold Stickers (683419)- Styleboard, Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (366068)- Cut & Paste, Rub-On Transfers (366076)- Cut & Paste