So...where to begin?
I guess I will begin at the beginning. After thinking about things for awhile, I have decided to go with my gut and cut back on my design team obligations.
I am so very grateful for these companies for everything and I will still be using their products a lot on my blog:
After doing this for lots and lots of years, it was a tough decision to walk away from some of my beloved design teams and was even tougher to email them and let them know.
But kids are getting older..and I am painfully aware how fast time is going. I have one leaving for college in another year and a half. My youngest two are in grade school but my son is a super athletic and he is on a million different sports teams. So, after considering my life and how I spend my time I have decided to only do freelance work or paid design work (not just product compensation). This may sound harsh but I had to draw the line somewhere and after years of meeting deadlines, assignments and producing tons of projects for many companies that I love----I have more product than I ever could possibly use in a lifetime and I have a calendar that is interfering with other things I want to do.
I will continue to produce projects for my blog (on my time and when I want to) that will include a lot of the teams I had to say goodbye to because I LOVE their products! I am just moving in another direction but putting more value on my time. I am going to take my best shot of making a part-time job out of this. I have a few ideas brewing...
So...that is it in a nutshell. Thanks for hanging in there with me!