First, I need to say that I admire and have so much respect for Fred. What he is trying to accomplish here is so unique and innovative there is no blueprint for it. In business, you try things and sometimes they work out and sometimes they don't. This makes it seem like Eden is volatile when really it is just adaptive. At the end of the day, the company is still a for-profit organization and when necessary things have to change.
I was given an opportunity to do something really amazing, that I had never done before (I have a background in administration with e-commerce, but I was always an assistant to a VP, never directly managing the social media side of things) and I have learned so many awesome things. I will forever cherish those moments.
As a leo, it is in my nature to bite off more than I can chew and I was trying to manage a household, a marriage, and Eden all at the same time and Eden and my marriage kept colliding. After a series of quite unfortunate events which are personal and details I wish not to share, I was given an ultimatum: my marriage or Eden. And we all know how that worked out.
My husband is not a complainer and he has never given me an ultimatum before so I knew he was beyond serious. After losing his mother this year, he has regrouped his priorities and is more demanding of my time than ever.
I took on my role with Eden with gusto and pride, not because I had to work or needed a paycheck, but because I believe in this company, its mission, and its potential.
I will continue to be a part of the community (as long as you all will have me) and now I can enjoy the fun stuff again - writing reviews (hey maybe I'll finally hit my first milestone), contests and those kinds of things that I couldn't do as staff.
So in short - I love Eden, I stand behind the company and the changes that were made, it was not any one thing in particular but a series of things that led to me having to make a choice. I feel no ill-will toward the company or the community and I am so very, very blessed to have worked with all of you for the last year. I'm going back to being a housewife. Wooohoooo!!!