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Hello From a Stranger!

Postby Jennifer_Davis » May 31st, '14, 9:39 am

Hello! It's been a long time since I've been around here and I wanted to pop in and share that I've missed you all and am hoping to be back here and there to chat and play again. I've kept up with lots of you on Facebook and now IG which makes me feel as though I'm still in the "loop" a bit when it comes to knowing what's going on. When I stepped down from the DT my life was in a crazy place. I was working in a job that I loved but wasn't getting paid or being treated fairly in and I'm happy to share that I've since left the job, gotten a new one (I now work at our public library in the children's service area) and am receiving not only my paychecks but am making more than I was supposed to be making then before! :) I can't tell you the relief that brings to not only me but to my marriage! But, more to the point...I've realized that despite my new job and the peace and happiness that it brings I am missing something that is just mine. Something that is a little release for me and last night when I was talking to my husband I think I realized that it was scrapbooking, photography and chatting with you all on the mb's! Seriously...I really think I am missing this space and what it provided me. So...I hope to be back to where I feel comfortable sharing pictures and creative endeavors with you here in this place. My real-life friends just don't "get it" the way you all do. I love that this is such a safe place to be me. Thank you for all being a part of making that be.

Anyways...here's to hoping that I'M BACK! I've missed you all, seriously missed you! :-*
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby SuzMannecke » May 31st, '14, 10:28 am

Welcome back! So happy you are in a better place in your life and that you are ready to reconnect with this wonderful creative outlet, hobby, and community here at Cocoa Daisy! :) -from a born and raised Cheesehead ;) :)
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby jjflair » May 31st, '14, 10:53 am

Hey there, Jen!! So good to see you here! It sounds like you are in a really good place with work and family. :) When life ebbs and flows, it's a bummer when the "something's gotta give" is the thing that gives you the most peace and joy. Looking forward to chatting with you here on the MB, and getting to see your wonderful creations, too!
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby Patricia » May 31st, '14, 11:33 am

I didn't know you then but so happy to hear about the job change. And so happy to hear you come back to creating. It is such a great outlet. You already know how friendly it is here. Such a great place to feel comfortable. Welcome back!!
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Postby Olivia » May 31st, '14, 12:33 pm

Jen it is so good to see you here! You've been missed!
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby AnnaB » May 31st, '14, 12:43 pm

I'm really happy to see you here Jen!!! And it really makes me happy to hear about the positive changes with the new job! Yay! :)
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby StephanieEloise » May 31st, '14, 12:54 pm

Hey Jen! Happy to see you around! It's amazing how much stress our jobs put on us. I'm so happy for you.
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby AmberCA » May 31st, '14, 1:13 pm

Good to have you back, Jen!
Life does get crazy and sometimes our hobbies and creative time gets pushed to the side, but as you said it's important to carve out some time for what we love...it makes us nicer people ;) ;D

I too haven't been around as much lately, life has been so crazy busy. This week my girls finished school and I finished up school so things already feel a lot more relaxed. I'm looking forward to some creative time.
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby mlepitts » May 31st, '14, 11:10 pm

Jen, this makes me incredibly happy to read. I'm so glad you are so peaceful now, I know you were really struggling, I'm glad you made it through that time so well! Yay for the new job! Yay for scrapbooking! Yay for coming back to Cocoa Daisy! I'm glad to see you here :)
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby Funky Fairy » Jun 1st, '14, 6:45 am

Hi Jen, it's so good to see you here again.
I've really missed you and all your Zoey stories.
It's good to have you back and even better news to hear how happy you are.
I'm so pleased.
:)
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby Sharmaine » Jun 1st, '14, 6:59 am

Hey Jen!!!
It made me soooo happy to see your username here!!
Sending big hugs, and never a stranger lovely one!
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Postby AshleyCalder » Jun 1st, '14, 11:06 am

Hi Jen,
Glad you are back!!
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby alissa » Jun 1st, '14, 11:40 am

Hey, Jen! So good to see you back and to hear how your life has become more peaceful and happy! :) Hope to see you around more and your awesome projects! :)
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby nittygrittyjody » Jun 1st, '14, 11:49 am

We love when old strangers come back and say hello! Sounds like you needed the break! We welcome you always and everyone else around here. It is so great to have a place for you, and so awesome for us that it happens to be here at Cocoa Daisy! I hope we get to see you scrapping again in addition to catching up on the mb.

I hope you get to enjoy a nice summer too!
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby Nicole N » Jun 1st, '14, 1:17 pm

Welcome back Jen!!!
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby DeniseM » Jun 1st, '14, 1:44 pm

Jen!!!! Hello. I am so happy to hear that things are going well. You have really been missed. It sounds like you have come through a lot and I am glad that you feel less stressed and more appreciated at your job and your life. I know how that can make everything seem so grey and unhappy.

I hear you about the IRL friends just not getting it. I love them but I couldn't do without all of you!!
So glad you are back. :)
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Re: Hello From a Stranger!

Postby piradee » Jun 1st, '14, 1:46 pm

Waving a big hello and hoping to get to know you more. :)
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