Monday, November 24, 2014

In my life

What do you say when you can when you can't even comprehend the words in your head and the feelings in your heart? 

As I've been trying to write this blog post for hours and getting nowhere with it, I keep looking back at how one moment changed my life.  

On March 17, 2011 I got my first Project Acceptance Notification from someone named Susan R Opel.  (Yes, I still have that email and it is beyond fitting that I met Susan on one of my favorite holidays!)  

Simply put, Paper Crafts magazine changed my life.

As of today, I have no clue how many projects I've sent to Bluffdale for publication.  It's not about the number of projects or the checks that supported this crazy habit of mine, or the feeling of seeing your projects in print.  

It's the people.   You have changed my life. 

To the Editors, 
Thank you.  Thank you for the opportunity and experience to have worked as a Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts/Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.  I still can't believe you picked me but I am so honored and thrilled that you did!  I have loved every minute of it.  Thank you for the opportunity to meet each one of you in person and actually getting to know you.  Thank you for pushing me and challenging me and all of the happy memories. Thank you for your lasagna and cheese bread.  Thank you for the early morning Starbucks runs.  Thank you for your wit and thoughts.  Thank you.  I wish you all the best in your next chapter and cannot wait to hear about all of the good things to come.  XOXO. 

To the Go-to Gals, 
You girls.  There are no words.  Speechless.  Love each one of you so much.   


In case you want to see what the other Go-to Gals wanted to share...

Laura Williams
Kimberly Crawford
Kim Kesti
Teri Anderson

Laina Lamb (She couldn't get anything together for today's post but I'll link to her because I like her so much!)


Laura Williams said...

We never got to be roommates, dangit. Guess we'll have to plan a trip so we can make that happen. Because morning people DO rock. I adore you. I'm so thankful. . . xoxo

Jill said...

Love your post-so heartbreaking and yet happy :) great people! Awesome publications. In a nutshell: :)

Kimberly Crawford said...

The hashtags! Yes! :) What an adventure we have had. Its been amazing. You are amazing. Here is to friends. Friends always and forever. Love you!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is . . . perfect. Absolutely perfect!! <3

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Love your compilation video, Heather! BTW, did you realize we're SR on the same year?? I am hoping we get to meet in person one of this day. <3

Virginia L. said...

What an awesome tribute and thoughtful post, Heather! I shall miss your feature over PC and S....hate to see it end (SAD). HUGS!

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

YOU are the best, Heather! I giggled all the way through - you and Teri and Karolyn! Too funny! I am blessed to have gotten to know you. Muchas Hugs! XOXOXO