Well friends - after a loooong day of travel yesterday with a 9 hr layover in Los Angeles, I arrived in Salt Lake City after midnight. In bed for a few hours then up early to start my day and then just before lunch, it was time to head over to the awards booth to pick up "my award(s)". Now, I knew last March that I had earned the Rising Star award. You are only eligible for this award during your first full year as a demonstrator and it is awarded for a combination of having achieved a high level of sales and recruiting/promotions during that year. So I was expecting to pick up my Rising Star award, as well as my Fiji trip acknowledgement. Little did I know.....I also earned Founders' Circle!
Founders' Circle is one of the highest honours that Stampin' Up! can award and receiving it means that I have placed in the top 20 of all Canadian demonstrators this year!! As you can imagine, I was a little overwhelmed when I found out I earned the award. Some squeals. Some tears. Lots of smiles and hugs. More tears. I met some wonderful Canadian demos from Winnipeg that gave me hugs and helped share my joy with me (thanks Rebecca and Lauren!!). New friends whom I instantly feel "old friends" with! I also got to share the moment with Jill Hilliard and Meg Holland, two exceptional ladies that I got to spend the morning with.
I am basking in a sense of un-real right now. Happy. Overwhelmed. Smiling continually. Excited. you name it! I told you I would update you from Salt lake City. Little did I know I would have such exciting news to share!!
Now I get to go back over to the Convention centre and stamp some cards. Yippee!! Fun, creativity, old friends and new. This is going to be a wonderful week! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><