For me, the age that I am is a good age ... the best age. And, although I made the best choices I could make given the situation and information I had at the time, I do look back on a few periods of my life that I'm glad are over. When Beverley challenged us to pick an age and journal about it ... I immediately thought about my early 20's ... not realizing she was looking for positive thoughts and journaling. You see, my 20's weren't my best years. And, in my quest to be more honest with my scrapbook journaling, I decided to scrap about it anyway. (And, no fair laughing at the sunglasses! hehehehe)
My journaling reads:
Easily the worst years of my life, I don't look back on my early twenties with any nostalgia. I struggled to be a mother of two babies born a year apart ... one with a life threatening genetic disease, while trying to grow up myself. Living in a strange city without friends or family while Craig worked tirelessly to establish himself in business, I was often lonely and enticed by the social changes and fads of the 70's. It was a very unhappy time of my life and I look back with no desire to re-live it.
I loved working with these new BoBunny papers from the Beautiful Life collection that was released at CHA recently. And, I threw in some bits of the Pink Paislee Office Lingo die cuts just for fun! Don't you just love the way the clear embossed stamped lettering adds texture to the background? Stack on some buttons, use black Stickles for the dotty circles, distress and ink the edges ... and by george, I think we've got it!
Now it's your turn. I can't wait to see what age you choose to journal about! Who knows? You might even choose to pick an age that you haven't even seen yet! And, don't forget ... it' doesn't HAVE to be a scrapbook page. It can be a blog post, a card, an altered item ... even bits of thoughts written in your journal. Just get those thoughts and feelings down somewhere and share them with us! Beverley has generously gathered together some fab goodies that will go to some lucky challenger!
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