Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Big camera, big dreams...

This picture wouldn't upload when I tried to post it yesterday. Chip said that it would ruin my chances at winning the scrap contest. I don't know what my chances are for "winning", but my thoughts are still spinning a bit. I put winning in quotes, because I think that it is a subjective term in this situation. Even if you don't scrap, you probably get this analogy...I say it's like American Idol. Some seasons it seems like there is more than one winner- whether a finalist goes on to sign a big contract or not. And remember Reuben and Clay Aitkin? Clay was runner-up, but if you ask him, he'd probably say that he won big time. He is living a crazy life- not from taking first place, but by following his dream and passion.
I think that's what I'm doing in the middle of this contest. I went way out on a whim and had no clue where it could take me, but I knew I couldn't miss if I gave it my all. Me and this crazy camera are headed out west, all because I believed in a dream that was too big I didn't even think it all the way through to the end. Now I just have to wait til October to see that part!
I told you I was gonna blog about this too much. Just make sure you start leaving me comments when you get sick enough from hearing too much.
And I promise to throw in a few bits of "real life" too. Like today. Big day lined up. Actually, I already rode Chip's new bike for a half hour ride- just me and clearing my thoughts and getting "in shape" (mentally and physically) for life. Next up, taking Wyndham to therapy and the rest of the munchkins to Target. I told you, "big time", right?! I just like to make my life sound exciting...you probably do most of the same things I do all day too. Enjoy your day, and your laundry- like I plan on doing myself!

12 comments:

jackie carl said...

Jody,
You, totally, crack me up ! :)

Keep following your dreams !
You will make it !

Jackie Carl
Marion,IN

annette said...

Jody...you are so funny...

Have a great time at Target.

You make this scrapbooking sound like fun...

Portia said...

Major CONGRATS to You, Ms. Jody!

Thanks for "keeping it real" and reminding me of that pile of laundry that has "Mom's Job" written allllllll over it. I really thought that maybe just this once the laundry fairy would show up. She failed. ;)


Hugs from Oregon!
-Portia
gigglesandgrins77@yahoo.com

Queue_t said...

I am totally a slave to target-

congrats on your win - and it is a win in every sence of the word. you go for it girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!! That is so awesome. I'm usually just a lurker on your blog. I saw you at the Scrap,Etc. event in Birmingham in April and heard you say to someone that you had never scrapbooked, but thought you might have to try it. And I thought "why is she here?" and kept thinking you looked familiar. Later I realized I had seen you on Oprah which is odd because I rarely watch Oprah. Somehow I stumbled upon a link to your blog and read your story. Thanks for sharing your stories and life. It really helps me keep things in perspective. Congratulations on making the top 10 of the CK contest! --Amy

Laura said...

JODY!! Have you seen your name on the VIDEO on the creating keepsakes website yet??!!!!

http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/videos/index.ihtml?idx=56

Amy Schubert said...

talk about scrapping as much as you want ... some of us are living vicariously though you ...
xo

shawnna said...

i can't get over how excited -- how absolutly THRILLED i am for you -- you see in this crazy world (refering to cyberspace) i imagine that we are friends and instead of leaving comments on each others blogs we are just chatting - and well what FRIEND wouldn't be totally ESTATIC for her FRIEND in this situation ---

know what i mean --

i wonder how you view cyberspace and our comments and such ???? hmmm......

Terry said...

ok, what kind of camera, lens, and flash? let me know when you have a quick moment. I am learning about my new cam(yes, I am still in film) and am asking every scrapblog photog questions trying to learn what I need/want and maybe don't need/want. Thanks,
Terry
fightingokra1992@cox.net

MommyOutOfControl said...

That website was cool, seeing your name like that makes you, like, famous or something! :-)
Congrats again.
I just picked up $200 worth of creative memories supplies. I guess now that my job was downsized I am praying I have more scrap time!
Jamie

Carrie said...

As you know, I'm grinning so big for ya!!! :)

Cris said...

Congrats again Jody. I hope you "win". We'll definitely be rooting for you. :)