Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Scrappy: I feel pretty...

This layout was inspired by the current challenge at the All About Me Challenge Blog. The challenge is to design a page about the soundtrack of your life and I was very excited to play along. A few years ago I made a mixed CD of the soundtrack of my life and still listen to it! I was going to do a layout about that, but then when I was looking through my supplies I found an ormolu tag that sparked another idea.

The journaling is very personal about my constant struggle with self-esteem:
I've struggled with my body image and feeling pretty for a long time. As a dancer I was always striving for the perfect body. I took drastic measures to stay thin, abused my feet to get a better arch, and was constantly putting myself down. I'm trying to learn to love myself and my body- from my "too tiny' head to my arthritic toe. I'm working out regularly and trying to maintain a healthy diet without going overboard. I will try to tell myself everyday- "I feel pretty, oh so pretty!"

I really enjoy the therapeutic nature of scrapbooking and exploring all of my emotions- even the ugly ones.


Melissa Elsner said...

Rach this is wonderful. Thank you for being so transparent and brave to share this part of your life with us.. and of course for playing along at AAM!

lisa westphal said...

This is a wonderful layout. I love its thoughtfulness and the story behind it. Very inspiring. : )

janis said...

hi rach! thanks for playing along with us and sharing your oh so pretty layout!!!! love it!!!