Thursday, June 18, 2009

so so bad....LOL!

don't even want to count the number of days i haven't blogged! i have been swamped.

LSSS is going on over at Serendipity and we finished up our crop over there. I had some projects do for Core'dinations and I have a layout going to CHA! yeah! and i have another project on the Jillbean blog {psyched to be getting a project of theirs pubbed in Scrapbook Trends Holiday book}.

SavvyNSassy {my numero uno place for Ribbon and all things Glimmer Mist and shiny} is having a DT call, so check it out!

AND i have some GREAT NEWS! i got a job teaching at a local community college! it will be one night a week for 4 hours starting mid-july. i am sooooooooooo stoked. this is EVERYTHING i have been working for, well, my whole life. it is my dream to be a college professor and i know this is a small step but really is a huge step for me. i have been sending out resumes forever {it feels like} and to get this call for an interview so exciting. so i have been preparing for the interview for days and have really submerged myself in that.

AND i cannot say ENOUGH about what Forward Progress has done for me. a months ago on this prompt, we all made 5 goals we wanted to achieve in 5 months and i honestly only have ONE MORE TO GO! when i did this month's prompt a week ago, i had three to go and now all i have to do is run my 5k since i got this job!

it's not too late to do your 5 for 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and to be honest. i NEVER would have done any of this if i did not hold my self accountable and get these goals on paper. i was sending out tons of resumes and i finally said, i am going to hand deliver this if i want it that bad and i did just that a few weeks ago. and bam.
here is this month's prompt. we worked on sharing the goals we have achieved so far.


Lisa T. Howard said...

Another BIG CONGRATS from me! Ellen, you sooooo deserve this! I am so proud of you!!! I love how you are stressing how we all can realize goals, but we have to be pro-active...make ourselves accountable and just DO! Love ya, girl!

BTW, you already KNOW how much I love this layout! Right? Hope so!

Jocelyn said...

I am so happy for you and look at you checking off your list!!!! Wishing you the very best in every endeavor that you choose!!! Love the LO!!! Have a wonderful day!!! :)

mustangkayla said...

Congrats on the new job!

VAWM said...

Way to go Ellen! I am really excited that you are meeting your goals!

Andrea Amu said...

What wonderful news about the teaching job!! I'm real happy for you on achieving your goals!

We'll have to celebrate sometime with some shopping and scrapping! ;)

That lss you were asking me you mean "The Scrapbook Lady" right outside of Lewisburg? I've been there for a crop before and was supposed to go last month one Friday night but it got booked before I had the chance to sign up. I think their crops fill up fast most of the time, but yes, I'd love for us to go to one together soon!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on the teaching job Ellen, that is wonderful news.

I hope you enjoy it and it is everything you have expected.

Well done on crossing another goal off your list, your layout is stunning too.

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I love that layout and big congrats on the teaching job. What could be better then starting out with one night!

Michelle said...

I'm so happy for you on your teaching job!! They are so lucky to have such a wonderful person join their team!! WTG, Girl!!
I love that LO!! Love the colors you used and such a clever title!!
The 2nd one didn't show up?
Congrats on meeting your goals!!
Have an awesome weekend!!

scrappermimi said...

Fabulous girl! Sounds like everything is going to so well for you, so happy for you and your new job!

Cheryl KVD said...

Beautiful layout!! I love the green color accent in the photo!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Congrats on everything, but I already told you that :)

PS--It was for Serendipity, but the product I was reviewing was Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts :) ...I added the link to serendipity now though...I must have forgotten to add the link before.

Miss Em said...

Yeah, so happy for you. That is awesome news.

Your projects are always so inspiring.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Wonderful blog Ellen! Congratulations on your new job!

Julie O. said...

Wow Ellen!! That is so exciting...all of it!! HUGE Congrats to you. That's awesome that you are striving toward toward your goals. WTG!!!