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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A necessary break!

Whew! It's been a while!! I missed blogging and chatting, but I must admit that I went through blogging/scrapping burnout! Have any of you experienced this? This is my first blog ever, and my first venture into the scrapping cyber world. Instantly I became addicted to surfing and posting and finding new forums , making new friends, etc.., fun for a while, but then I noticed I was losing scrapping time! And I felt guilty if I didn't respond to every post right away, or if I didn't have something new to update! Then I joined my first big contest and the pressure was on! All of a sudden my passion wasn't fun anymore, I was following someone elses rules for what I needed to scrap and felt like I couldn't be myself! Maybe once I've been scrapping longer it will be easier to shift into other styles etc... So I just needed to take a break, find my center as they say:) My head is back to dreaming of scrapping now and hopefully I have learned a valuable lesson in time management! Anyway, I just wanted to vent and share. I have missed all of you and your fabulous blogs! Thank you for all of your comments and friendship!!!
Hugs, Jamie

13 comments:

Anne Kristine said...

Big....big hug to you!!! And welcome back. I missed you and I have experienced the same as you. Sometimes we need a break.
Hugs from Anne

Anne Bente said...

Big hug to you,i missed you, but i know it from my self. we need a break sometime

hugs from denmark

altered geisha said...

Glad to have you back.. I have missed you but I totally understand it really does cut into your creative time.
Sometimes a computer malfunction does wonders for my soul even though I miss blogging, whilst it's out of action! ((hugs))

Stine66 said...

I know what you talk about - "been there - done that" -so for me it is scrapbooking FIRST and then all the computerstuff SECOND.

Helena said...

Yep, been there done that!! I have printed out the photos that I wanted to scrap and then turned off the computer and promised myself not to go near it!

It does you good to get a break and start to enjoy scrapping again. But I must admit I do miss all the fab blogs out there!

xxxx

Beate said...

As some of the other people are writing "been there, done that". Scrapbooking should be fun, not a duty, and the internet is maybe a to big part of that?! Anyway, i wish you a great weekend. :)

Reiko said...

Nice to have you back. Must admit I have missed your lovely layout but we all need a break.

Leesa said...

I cannot wait to see some more of your beautifully stunning work! I keep checking your blog and gallery at sb.com to see if anything new is there. I hope you had a good break. I can understand totally. Welcome back!

~Leesa (Amigosa)

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

Hi Jamie, just popping in to say I hope you had a lovely Halloween/ Holiday with your family.

Hope you are all well and happy:)

Love Ruth xxx

STAMPMOM9 said...

WELL SAID!! YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK! DAWN :)

Scrappingglitz said...

I fully understand how u feel...is great to have u back!

rose said...

I think we all have had this trouble trying to keep up and we need breaks we would not be human if not! just found your blog and love it!!

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

Hi sweetie, I hope you are building a nice big craft room in all this DIY you are doing!! I may have to make room for Xmas presents and trees etc in our house so I might have to tidy away for a month or so!!
I have left you an award on my blog for whenever you are ready to collect it.
Hugs Ruth xxx