Design Team Member -- In 2015, I joined the amazing Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration Design Team. I love the challenges and variety of cards we make. Check out the site here.
Mother — I have four imaginative, energy filled children: twin boys (March 2003), a singleton boy (October 2013), and another singleton boy (September 2016). They keep me on my toes. It is fulfilling beyond my wildest dreams.
Stampin' Up Demonstrator -- In 2014, I became an independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I've loved their products for years, but never thought seriously about joining the company. With the release of a collaborative line between SU and Becky Higgins' Project Life, I had to join. This year is all about building my personal side business and rediscovering the fun of crafting.
Teacher — I taught high school social studies for three years. Although I have moved on, I still consider myself a teacher at heart. I will probably get back into the actual paid teaching aspect sometime in the future.
Reader — I have always read. I love sitting somewhere quiet getting engrossed in a great book. Over the past few years, I have branched out into almost every genre. I’m really reading all kinds of books and loving it. Of course, anything with zombies is a no brainer (hee hee!).
Blogger — Currently I write for two blogs (this one, duh!) and a more general catch-all blog about reading, music, movies, children, life, etc (Wading Through the Ocean of Life). In the past, I also wrote an education themed blog called The New Athenian.
Student — Much like reader, I have been a student my entire life and will continue the trend for the rest of my life. I want to be that 80-year-old women in your college class learning about art or design or biology. Whatever as long as I am learning.
Project Manager — For most of 2013, I was a project manager for a company involved in educational technology. It was definitely a learning experience. I found that I am very knowledgable of the project management process from my days as a classroom teacher. I also learned more about visual design and user interaction design. I did’t love the job, but it’s given me a ton of different experience to add to my resume.