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.