this weekend i made the most sad decision i've made in a long time. there was no turning back. i emailed all the lovely ladies signing in to my REVolution Event to tell them this.
"some people may already know i'm having trouble(s) getting enough people registering for the REVolution Event. We don't even have half the people we need to make some profit. i've been calculating in all the ways possible. with less teachers, less workshops, deviding the workshops. the problem is: in no way we are going to make this happen with this (little) amount of people signing in...
it truly is with pain in my heart i have to say i'm going to cancel the REVolution Event. it is with tears in my eyes, because this event was the event i was dreaming of myself. the teachers i loved most. fun & lovely workshops. i was so looking forward to meet you all, and i felt warm & loved of you signing in for my event in The Netherlands.
and now i have to tell you girls it's not going to happen. i know we've done all we can. multiple emailings to large amount of emailaddresses, our facebook and twitter posts. our blog posts. on the Dutch scrapbooking Forums and on the Belgium forums. emailings from a store who wanted to be on the location the whole weekend. the buzz before and all the talk we did. we live in The Netherlands, and we don't have a huge community of scrapbookers. i think almost every scrapbooker in the Netherlands does know about this event. if they haven't signed in already, they won't now. it's not like we need 'only' 5 more people. we miss half. the risk is too big for me now.
so i want to thank you girls who did sign in, for having faith in me. wanting to come all the way to the Netherlands for this event. and i feel broken, sad and completely blown out of my field for having to make such a sad decision. but it is the only one i can make right now. so please understand my position.
of course i've talked to the other teachers about it. Birgit and i will teach our workshops and we will do it on Saturday March 10, on another location: my office (i have a lovely workshop space for maximum 20 girls). i completely do understand that for only 1 or 2 workshops, it's not worth coming to the Netherlands for. But i wanted you girls to know we can only offer these 2 in a small setting. if you are interested: just shoot me an email. if there are more then 20 girls wanting to follow these 2 workshops (For the love of Masking from Birgit, and "REVving it up" from me): i will take notice of the original signing in order. so i will look back who was first, to make it as fair as possible.
thanks again for understanding and maybe, maybe we can make this happen when the right times comes around."
life ff'ing sucks sometimes. it does now. i'll bounce back. don't worry.