Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekly Challenge #3

The Weekly Challenge this past week was to complete a layout that expressed a deep emotion. It had to have journaling and could only have on picture. Here is my layout:

The journaling reads:
I'm at a crossroad of my life. Torn between fulfilling my dream of going back to school full time and remaining the ever-responsible Rachel. I'm excited about spending another summer on stage as a dancer, but will I have enough money to eat? What about health insurance and tuition? I feel like I'm making an irresponsible decision to return to school full-time. Last summer, I promised myself that I would take this leap. Why am I so afraid? I'm worried that I'm not making the right choice, yet I'm so happy that I will get to focus on my academics. I'm sure that I will grow through this experience, I just wish I weren't so uncertain. 5-23-09

I used the always beautiful Lily Bee papers featuring a die cut frame, American Crafts Thickers letters, Maya road flower, Jenni Bowlin mini bingo card, and textured cardstock that I have had for a very long time. The ribbon came with the May mini kit from The Nook.

There is a small spelling error on the layout. I guess I was journaling too late at night. I will try and fix it, but I'm not going to stress too much about it because mistakes happen. I really like this layout and it was very therapeutic to get those emotions down on paper.

13 comments:

Stacey Michaud said...

Wishing you clarity as you make your decision! You are a person of great faith so you will make the right decision-follow your heart! Lovely layout!

zαnуα ♥ said...

Wish you all the best :) Lovely layout!

Scrapjo said...

I'm so impressed by your layout and journaling and I wish you all the best!

Emmy said...

wow.. thats some decisions to make! You'll do fine! and i love your LO!

Suz said...

That's a hard decision to make. I pray you have wisdom to do what is best. Beautiful layout

Annika said...

Lovely Layout!

deiha said...

stay strong

melissac said...

Wonderful LO Rach. I am praying that the Lord guides your path and you have the courage to follow His calling!! Blessings and Hugs!

Krista Hanna said...

Great layout!

Mardi said...

I truly believe you made the right choice and I commend you on making that decision. I would love to be a full time student and get my masters!!!! Remember you only live once and go for it!!! So love this layout!

jpitta said...

What a great layout! I hope it help you in making your decision... I say... follow your heart! Best of luck!

Scrapper Mom said...

Great sentiment, and glad you were able to get it all out on paper! I love the "grow" card that you added.

bitte71 said...

Lovely layout - I wish you all the best!