Saturday, March 28, 2009

Some Changes are a comin'



I've made a decision over the last few weeks about my internet time.  After I returned to work fulltime in January, I noticed a real struggle to keep my time balanced.  Seems that if you add 36 hours to your weekly schedule you have to give some things up!  Who knew!?!  Hehe!

Anyway, a couple of the changes I am making are relating to my online time.  Most of my readers know that Tallyscrapper.com has been a huge and important part of my life for the last two years.  A week after discovering my brother had a brain tumor, I found the perfect means of escape in this lovely community of hard core scrappers.  What I loved the most about Tally is that the members there were REAL scrappers.  The kind that love scrapbooking because of the actual scrapbook pages, not because of fame or fortune or just buying stuff (although Lord knows we do plenty of that too!)  I have never felt so at home anywhere else...in my life!  That is saying something!

About a year ago I decided to scale back my involvement there by removing myself from the staff.  After nine months of that I realized that I just kept my involvement at the same level and wasn't getting the benefits of being part of the team, so I tried out for the temporary team again, and was honored to be chosen again.  My three months on the temp team end in a few days.  I have found that Tally is not something I can do part way.  I found myself involved beyond the expectations of the site owner, and the other staff.  I found myself wanting to have a bigger and bigger role on the site.  And I found that my family was annoyed by just how little time they were getting with me between working fulltime and Tally.  Well, I need the money, so I'm afraid my online time is what is going to have to give.

I will be stepping back from Tally for at least the time being.  I will seriously miss those that I have come to love through that wonderful, supportive place.  I am very thankful to the staff for what they have done for me over the years.  

I will of course continue to scrapbook, but will be posting my pages here instead of there.  I will still be on facebook, as it is a great way to settle down for the night.  I will still have email and a telephone.

I'm sure my heart will hurt a little bit as I miss this community that has been part of my everyday for over 700 days.


24 comments:

latte_grande said...

I know what you mean about not being able to do Tally halfway....{{{{hugs}}}}

Jan said...

I'll miss you so much!!

createdmonster said...

Understandable, but I'm still sad. I'll miss seeing you around Tally!!

Love ya!

Julie said...

Awe I am going to miss you on Tally!! I too understand that tally is more of an all or nothing place. No half stepping on the Tally, it is too much of a community and easy to just befriend everyone. You were one of the first friendly faces to me when I started on Tally, and I want to thank you for being so sweet and supportive!! You will be missed big time!!

{{{HUGS}}}

TracyP said...

Sigh... I so feel you! Scrapbooking started as a winter activity for me, and has turned into a full time job! I too had to scale back within the last few weeks since the kids are both in school activities, and I work full time! I will Miss you Minda!!! I will Miss you lots:) I would say I will visit you here on your blog. However I can't remember the last time I was on my own blog! LOL
However I will add you and try to stop and visit you as often as I can..But if I don't. Don't think I don't and won't think of ya;)It was an honor to stand next to you on the DT:)
((HUGS))

Kristina said...

I'm sad.

Sara said...

I completely understand and have had similar thoughts...but just haven't been able to give it up yet. I will miss you, but hope we can still be friends.

Susan said...

Love You..Will be praying here in Ohio...I always feel when you are praying for me. I will call you next week..XOXOXO

Breann said...

I admire you. Hope we can get a spring trip planned soon!

Tami said...

i am not sure what to say, i'm just glad i found you

Dolores said...

Oh Minda i am truly going to miss you, but thank goodness for phones. I truly understand.

Ashley said...

Well, mama. Guess I'll be blowing up your Facebook wall. But if you're slow to respond, expect persistant phone calls. I need you in my life! xoxo

nancy_scraps said...

BTW... Thanks for the Jackson5 Music. Grooving on it...

Jen said...

Wow Minda, I am sure there will be a big empty space a Tally without you there. I feel so lucky to have met you, not once, but twice IRL. I hope that the next time I come to visit my sister in MN, I can meet up with you again (and maybe Nancy & Lisa too). I completely understand and respect your decision and wish you well. I'll try to do better about checking in on facebook!

Adrienne said...

Awe. As much as I understand...

I am soooooo sad. You were one of the very first people I felt connected with at Tally. I feel that you really make the place awesome. :D

I swear I am not trying to guilt trip you or anything.
Much loves.
Adrienne

That Girl said...

You will definitely have to hook up with me on facebook. I'll so miss your pages at Tally. You're a talented and great scrapper but even better friend and I totally get the whole "we can't do it all although we wish we could" bit.
Stay sane, scrap for fun.

LadyMissSusan said...

Well you will be missed! I completely understand how hard it is to keep up with everything though. I don't work and I still have problems! lol Thanks for making me feel so welcome and always leaving me such great comments.

rachel whetzel said...

You're leaving some big shoes, my lady... Love ya!

Patti H said...

I am so sorry to be reading this. BUt I totally understand what you need to do. I had to do that on another site. I am so going to miss you at Tally. There is going to be a rather large void without you. I will visit you here on your blog. Sorry you had to make such a decision Minda HUgs girl!!

{raisingAlexis} said...

Minda, I totally understand about the time it takes to be part of a community - online or otherwise.

Just remember that we are your family, too, at Tally! Although I will keep up with you here on your blog, I hope to also see you check in with us over on Tally every so often!

{{{HUGS}}}

Brandy said...

Minda, it has meant so much to me to have "met" someone as special as you. I always look forward to reading what ever it is you are talking about. The way you lift people up is truly inspiring. I consider myself lucky to have learned from you. I have so much admiration for the way you live your life. You're not afraid to make the tough decisions, and you truly put your family first. Thank you for the honor of getting to 'spend time with you'. I wish you and your family all the best. May God bless you in every way. You will be truly missed.

Laurajean said...

Awww Minda...I'm so sadden by this, because I admire you so much girl, but I totally understand why!! I will MISS seeing you around tally. Love ya!!!

Shan said...

i understand. xox. but i will miss you. i am glad u aren't disappearing off the net completely. i will visit you here and miss you there.

cpeezers said...

Minda, I have not been on Tally myself much lately - same problem, just not enough hours in the day.

I hadn't been on Tally that long, but I love the people there and you always = Tally in my mind. You are such a supportive awesome force there. You will be missed - but you set a great example and helped to create the nurturing culture of that site (scrapping family/force!).

Good luck to you!

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