The second half of 2017 really threw me for a loop!! I was dealing with major anxiety and depression, which some people whom have never experienced or understand discount completely. But believe me – that is a big deal and it’s REAL! You can’t just say “stop it” and get better, like I was counseled to do many times…. You can’t just join a gym and it will all get better. Or get a job. Or mind over matter. You can’t just pop a pill. It’s a process. And it’s real. And it’s scary as hell.
I lost 15 pounds in 2 weeks. I didn’t sleep. I didn’t eat. I didn’t function. I cried 24/7, I had panic attacks. Was literally loosing my mind. Anxiety, Depression – these are real things. Please don’t brush them under the rug if you are experiencing them yourself or if you know someone who is. Reach out and get help. And ignore the people that discount this. They know no better.
Due to these issues, I took a step back from a few design teams and I stopped making videos. I am looking at 2018 as a fresh start. I am honored to be continuing my role with Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler and will also continue guesting for some of my favorite companies. AND I’ll get back to making videos (if you want me to)……… My design esthetic is very different from others. I focus on simple techniques and designs, hence my hashtag #simplycardmaking! So if you want me back in the swing of things, I’m game and I’ll do my best.
So bring on 2018! You’ve got this. I’ve got this!