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.