Monday, January 4, 2010

Decisions, decisions

I'm going to interrupt the flow of calendar pages to share a bit of news (and a layout) with you.

Please click on layout to see it life-size...haha! (I'm not sure why it's not behaving, but I think it's a Blogger issue to why it's not "clickable")

I have posted so many times on my blog about how important it is to stay true to your style. I have preached on that subject, but lately I've really had to eat my own words. Cutting to the chase, I resigned from the Two Peas in a Bucket Digital Creative Team. It was a hard decision to make, but I felt it was necessary. To be honest, I felt like I wasn't staying true to my style. Having my name attached to 2Peas was hard to think about pulling away from, but every week I was pushing out layouts that didn't reflect my style. I tried my best, I really did, but it just wasn't cutting it. And I kept on thinking about all of you, who I am hoping to inspire, and I felt like I wasn't being fair to you. But mostly I wasn't being fair to myself. When I first applied and was accepted on the team I thought it was going to be one way, but in reality it was another. There were a lot of requirements that I felt suffocated my creativity. I love being on creative teams, but I need more room to be flexible and to be ME. Plus, the requirements and the new goals I have set for myself were clashing. I had to look at what was important to me and what my priorites were. It was hard to make this decision because I don't want to be a quitter. It reminds me of when I worked as a bank teller for 2 weeks and then quit--long story--but it was definitely for the BEST that I did. Whew! (Loretta, I have so much respect for you!)
Anyway, I want to encourage you to stay true to your style. Don't fall short of it. No matter how good something looks or how important something might make you feel...don't lose sight of being YOU!
Thanks for listening!


Jamie R. said...


Jessica said...

Cool layout, I love the bright colors. But I can't click on it to enlarge. It may be my internet browser, it's been acting stupid lately. Thanks for the encouragement on staying true to our styles! :)

Winter said...

Cute layout! I am so proud of you, I know that sounds weird to some, but it's alot like the things my family is going through right know. We might not understand and surely other's won't, but when you have prayed about it, and you know that's the answer....than you know it's from the Lord! One day, we will know what God's reason was!
And I can't click on the picture either, but I have had some questions about that on my own blog. I wonder if I'm doing something wrong when I upload my pics?! Any help?

Katrina said...

It takes courage to go against the flow! Good for you!

Debi said...

There are many times in our lives when we wonder if we are doing the right thing or not. There have even been times when I've prayed about situations and it seems as if the Lord was quiet. I've often wondered if my decision really made a difference in the big scheme of things, that's why it could go either way, ya know?

Anyway, consider it a learning experience. There is always something you can take away from it (even if it's only for 2 days).

jen allyson said...

I don't think you were a quitter. You just have to choose your own path. Quitting is giving up on something because it's too hard, not choosing to do something else because its more fitting. You have a lovely style and I wish you all the best.

Gennifer said...

Hey, Christina!

I just want you to know that you are not alone. Although some people may not like it, and some people may not understand it, you have to do what is right for you.

Keep your chin up, girl!

Anna said...

I love that you are staying true to you! You go girl!!!