This is my husband a “few” years ago. I know. Sooooo cute, right?
When David and I were newly married and in college, I worked as a receptionist on campus. I thought I was doing a great job but my manager made me feel otherwise. I felt defeated and frustrated and I realized this job affected how I felt about everything else. David was instrumental in helping me realize that simply getting out of that job and changing to something entirely different – something that I would truly enjoy – is what was necessary.
I quit. I found another job working for a family in the next town over as their “Mother’s Helper”. It was as fun as it sounds. I loved my job. I loved the Evensens. I loved how I felt about what I was doing. My attitude about everything changed – like magic. And – without this job I would have probably never met Lisa Bearnson, who invited me to join Creating Keepsakes magazine, which started everything for me.
A little over two years ago I was at a crossroads with my work again. Except it was different this time. I accidentally developed an actual career out of a hobby – and I loved my job. But in the evolution of my style and approach and practicality, I no longer felt like I had a place in contributing to a magazine that focused on the artistic side of scrapbooking. My passion was shifting.
David, once again, was instrumental in helping me through a significant transition. I resigned. Together we then decided that I would take my passion for creating solution-based products – and we would launch our company. We had a vision. He supported my passion. I honestly don’t know that I would have taken such a big leap without his support.
I know some of you know this, but in case you don’t – my husband is very involved in making our company what it is. I am the one you see all the time (too much, probably). But David deals with a lot of logistics, financials, and other behind-the-scenes stuff that’s pretty much essential for making things happen. And – the man has ideas. No, he’s not a scrapbooker. His career is in medicine. But when we put our heads together and listen to your feedback – magic happens.
Today is David’s birthday. If you feel inclined to leave him a note, go right ahead. He doesn’t love the spotlight and may even give me grief for blogging about him. But seriously – without him, Project Life may have never happened. For real. And PS – He actually came up with that name. Project Life.
And now you know.