Thursday, April 17, 2008

Now I Can Breathe

Finally, tax season is over! It was a very toxic last 2 weeks for me. Now I can relax for a while. I just hope my tax money will go where it should.

Unfortunately, I missed Lasting Impression's Cosmo Cricket Challenge. My LO is still undone as are my other LOs. I hope to finish it soon.

Meanwhile, here's my LO for Scrapbytes March Challenge. It didn't win but it was "honorably mentioned" because of the (loooong) journaling. Yay! Thanks, Scrapbytes! :)

Materials: Bazzill & DCWV CS, Websters Pages Sweet Charity Line, Petaloo & Prima, Flowers, American Crafts Chipboard Alpha, MM Alpha Charms, Fancy Pants Rubons, Sandylion/Kelly Penacci Clear Stamps, MM Staples, Colorbox pigment Ink, Misc Crochet Flowers, Misc Note Paper, Misc Button, Brad, Lace, & Ricrac

Title: Remember When
Journaling: I can't believe it's been 20 years since this photo was taken. I was just getting out of college, lighthearted and full of hope. I remember having big dreams for myself - family, business, travel, and money. That was then.
This is my life now. I have a loving family, I manage my small business, I've traveled a few times, and I'm living a fairly comfortable life. It's funny how things don't always go as planned.

Looking back, I realize how much I've changed - now older, more mature, more responsible, and [hopefully] wiser - and yet remain the same lighthearted and optimistic girl in college. And I still have my dreams of family and security but this time they're all for my son.

I think I did okay in the last 2 decades. I may not be living my dream but I am most certainly living my life. And I wouldn't trade it for anything.


emelyn said...

What a picture! And amazing journaling.

I am totally with you. I am not living what I had dreamed I would, but I am happy where I'm at and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!

Anonymous said...

kaiyak nga dinah, eh! I love long & meaningful journalings, and I can feel it coming from the core of your heart. see you soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Great layout, Dinah! I should dig up some old pictures of myself--but then again, wow--20 years ago? Lots of make-up and the big feathered hair? Hmmm...I'll have to rethink that one!

Candy said...

Beautiful words for a beautiful LO! Kudos and congratulations, Dinah, for saying them well.