Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big Announcement......(.At The Bottom of Post)

golden scholar Johnnie

I have been having anxiety lately. More than usual I guess. I feel like I have a lot of irons in the fire, which I come by very naturally. My Dad is the worst at that. I am soooo much like him in soooo many ways, but this by far is our most similar character trait.

I love to create. I really do. I would love to be motivated enough to have one of those amazing blogs that I follow and be able to post everyday interesting stuff that people would love to read and follow me. It would be so fun to be the subject of conversation, "oh I got that idea off of Mamie's" but as nice as that would be, I do not think that is in the cards for me. Lots of reasons why that is, but I will spare you the boring details. You are probably thinking, so....you can still blog but not have to be a famous blogger. That is true, I agree, 100%!

I don't like feeling that I am doing this half way. I don't like feeling like it is not my best and it's not. That is honest.

I love this blog lately. This is what I intended mine to be, but instead I think I will just enjoy the many, many, many resources out their to inspire, encourage and uplift me on a daily basis.

So am I quiting Mamie's?

No, not really. I think Mamie's will probably go towards more of my real treasures and turn into more of my family blog. Because really, my treasures are those guys. I just have to watch myself with this, for being a person whose mouth runs constantly and who lacks a decent filter to say the least. I don't know how much personal I want to share. I know, strange, I don't get it either.

But, you still need to exercise your creative outlet you say?

Yes, therefore my facebook page and etsy shop will stay open. I still make my beautiful bracelets and have so many sitting on my counter right at this moment waiting to be assembled. And the spoon rings that are almost polished are to die for. Having a hard time parting with some!

And now for the biggest and best announcement for me.

This fall I will be going back to school full time. I have been fighting this for years and have had some rather touching, but strong personal revelation just as of late that now is the time to do this.

I don't know what kind of toll this is going to take on us. I am certain however that I need to get in, get out and get it done. I know I am not supposed to drag this out. Hence the full time.

What I am going to be?

A Teacher. I think kindergarten or first grade. I don't know why that age is important to me but it is. I think it is because I secretly still want to nibble their little fingers, although I would never do that. How embarrassing!

That is what I started 23 years ago and that is what I shall be. My patriarchal blessing told me that when I was 17 years old. If you don't know what that is, click here. I always just thought that by influencing children through church or volunteering at the school would be sufficient, but it is not. I am supposed to do more.

Now is the time.

Teacher, teacher, what do you see?

I see children looking at me!

XOXO~ Mamie


The Jacobson Family said...

Amie I am thrilled for you! I want to move to Arizona so you can teach my babies! Love you so much and wish you the best on this new adventure....you will be great!

Cady said...


This is such exciting news! You will be a FABULOUS teacher! I know that your influence on my girls has been profound.

If I can in any way make your life easier during that busy time, please let me know!


Lewis Happenings said...

Amie...you are my hero. You will be the very best teacher those lucky future students will ever have! Love you lots!

christa said...

You are the best--I love you so much! A teacher.....FO SHO, there no greater calling (except mom) for a chica such as yourself. Now move North, go to BYU-I and then to "the foot" to teach my kids....hurry they are getting older by the second!

Erica said...

Fantastic news about the schooling - what an undertaking...but I'm sure you're up to the task!!

I'm sad there won't be a TON of "Mamie's Treasure" posts, but I completely understand how you feel. Blogging everyday on my photo blog is HARD WORK!! Plus its extremely hard to find a picture everyday to even blog about. I admire all those wonderful, creative woman who are ever so dedicated. Its like having a 2nd job.

I hope you find peace in this decision. You're family will be such great supporters and even when its rough, I'm more than sure it will be worth it.

Good luck Amie!! I can't wait to hear all the progress. LOVE YOU!

~Cori~ said...

Aim....I just always knew that about you! Best wishes on your new adventure!! How exciting! :)

bonnies junk in the trunk said...

your 'new' kids will be so lucky to have you in their lives ...
go for it! hugs, bonnie:o)