International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
I say that everyday is a good day to celebrate women (where would the world be without them?) but March 8th is as good a day as any!!
I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since March 9, 1995 (look at that: I was celebrating back then!) and I have loved every minute of it! From the creativity of crafting to the pride of owning my own business, this has been one amazing journey. Because of Stampin’ Up!, I have traveled so much: partly from attending conventions and partly from earning incentive trips that have taken me to Alaska (twice), Hawaii (twice), Bermuda, Panama Canal, Mexico, and the Caribbean. I even earned a trip for 2 to Fiji!!
More than that, though, I have achieved independence! For the first 14 years of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I also worked full-time in the software industry; as much as I loved the people and the paycheck, I feel so much better about who I am now that I am running a full-time business. I’m not rich, but I am supporting myself and I have the freedom to do what I want when I want. Seriously, who wouldn’t want that?
And friends, oh the friends I have made! From all over – the kindest, most generous, creative people, GOOD people! With the new life that I am planning now, I will meet even more, and we will have crafting in common – I can’t wait!
If you are a crafter AND/OR you want your own business, whether you are a woman OR a man, I invite you to join my team of demonstrators who love what they do and share what they love. Click HERE for more information and/or to get started.