Are you wondering "what the heck?" It's no big deal really. I just want more time to focus on personal and family things. My daughter is entering the teen years and I have some projects that I want to work on to make our home the go-to place for her and all her friends. I need to make sure that exercise is a daily priority. I want to have time to make Christmas cards and handmade gifts for the people I love. I just don't have time for all of that and for the Council and Design Team.
I've been thinking about this for a while and it really started to gel when we did the exercise with Bob Hipple at the leadership portion of convention (so blame yourself, Jim). What do I want most in life? Well, success and notoriety with TLC wasn't at the top of the list. Once I got back home and faced more deadlines, challenges, and sacrifices, I knew it was time to make a decision.
So, I'm still leading my team and sharing creative ideas. But it will return to its proper place as my spare time job. I'm back to being a full-time mom and wife. I just might make Michael and the kids present a Top Laundry award and a Top Toilets Cleaned award at the end of the year. :) But I'm really holding out for the special achievement award that God will hand out when all is said and done. I'm positive it will outshine any other recognition I can possibly earn in this lifetime. Eye on the prize, Krystal...eye on the prize.