Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Interview and a Layout

I don't think I've ever been that nervous for something in my whole life! I went to bed the night before the interview calm and relaxed. When I woke up the next morning my stomach was just one big knot of nerves. As the day went on and the closer it got to my interview time it just kept getting worse and worse. I figured that this is it. This is my big chance. To me this is not a contest. This is a job opportunity that I could only dream of and I was sitting there terrified that I would screw that up.

About five minutes before my scheduled interview time I locked myself in our master bathroom so that I could be as far away from distractions possible. Stacey had come over to watch Drew for me so I didn't have to worry about him screaming, like he so often does when I'm on the phone. I had to look like the biggest dork sitting on the bathroom floor with all my notes spread out around me.

Finally my phone rang and I didn't think my hands were going to stop shaking! When I answered I didn't think I would be able to find my voice or be able to say anything that the interviewers could understand. I was hoping that my mouth wouldn't get ahead of my brain and that my voice didn't shake too much. My nerves didn't get much better when I found out that the interviewers were Britney Mellen, Brittany Beattie and Ali Edwards! Ali Edwards! The funny thing was somewhere in my notes for the question about finding inspiration I had written really big I love Ali Edwards! I had the chance to meet Britney Mellen at CHA and I've worked with Brittany Beattie on a few things so I felt pretty comfortable with them.

Overall I think the interview went pretty good. Of course I'm doing the playback in my head and there are things that I wish I would have said. They were all really good at making you feel at least a little bit! I was still nervous through the whole thing! I think that they got a good sense of what I was trying to say and I feel good with everything I said...except "Woohoo Vegas!" Why do I say that when I get nervous! I said the same thing during my SOY finalist call!

So all that is left is the big announcement in Vegas! Everything is now out of my hands and up to Creating Keepsakes.

Well, I'm not a big fan of posting without a picture or layout so here's one of my latest layouts! I haven't scrapbooked in the last week and I'm starting to have withdraws. I think I'll do a lot this evening!

Chances are that sometimes you aren’t going to like me. Chances are that sometimes you won’t agree with me. Chances are that sometimes you won’t want to hug me. Chances are that sometimes you will think I’m just being mean. Chances are that sometimes you
won’t always want me around. Anytime you feel like this I want you to come back to this page. Know that I love you and only have the best intentions in my heart for you. That I would do anything to make you happy and that you are my reason for happiness. I’m not the enemy. I’m the one that you can come to for anything and I will always try to understand and reason with you. Chances are you won’t want to hear that but hopefully one day you will understand.

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


the scrappy chic said...

Allison, I saw that layout at the store, and I love it! And, I'm sure you did fantastic! I have my fingers crossed for you...I must say it was cool seeing someone I know in CK yesterday when mine arrived in the mail:) I didn't get home until about 10:30 last night, and it was sitting on the counter. I couldn't do anything until I flipped through it to find you:)

Holly said...

I love your layout; it made me tear up! It sounds like you were quite prepared for the phone call, so I'm sure you were great!

Kodi Logan said...

I'm sure you did great during the interview! It won't be long until you find out the big news. Too bad us ordinary scrappers couldn't be the deciding vote! :)


Allison Davis said...

Thank guys!! I would have responded to your questions in the comments but man, I had a lot to say so I just posted about it! Just didn't want you guys to think I was ignoring you!

Yeah it was really weird to see Drew in a magazine! Very exciting!!!

Aleida Franklin said...


Loved seeing your layout in the Sept. issue of CK. I'm so sorry you were a bundle of nerves during the phone interview...but I have no doubt that you did better than you give yourself credit for. No matter what baby..YOU ARE AWESOME!

joscelyne cutchens said...

You are awesome! I bet you were great! Good luck to you, and, "woohoo vegas!"

Liz said...

ok, my stomach just turned upside down! I am praying for you! I really hope one of my buds wins! I see it exactly as you do. It is like a job interview for the job of a lifetime!!!!

Liz said...

wait a minute, Drew is in Oct. CK? I can't wait to see!

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