AAM Challenge #3

I can't believe we are already on challenge #3 at All About Me!  This challenge is/was a toughy.  Took me some time to come up with something but deep down I knew what I needed to scrap.  Something I don't like to admit but knew as a way to heal and be real, I needed to publicly scrap it.  My close friends (in real life) know this about me but many of you in the online community don't.  So here we go...

{Story}  Please be forewarned that what I'm about to share may too much for some.  I love to share my story and the journey I've been on the past 4 or 5 years.  As a child I was molested and I carried the burden of that incident all my life.  I never blamed it on myself but I felt ashamed and embarrassed.  I didn't know how to handle it and it wrecked my self esteem.  It ruined how I viewed myself as a girl... now a woman.   In 2001 I got tired of living that way and decided to give my life to Jesus and began a healing journey of self-discovery and purpose... FINALLY!  And about two years ago I began going through therapy and dealing with all these issues.  Ah therapy.

{Journaling} My journaling is hidden on the layout.  Up on top, I used a tag and folded it in half.  The flap is tucked under the flower and reads: I have always labeled myself as not good enough, not talented enough, immature, no don't speak up, you don't know the answer!  Who do you think you are? Now I know it's not true. There is always learning in life but I will say this now.. I am talented, I am good enough, I am loved and I will speak up! No more lies Melissa... you are fabulous.

{Materials} Background CS and PP - American Crafts, Paper flowers - Prima, bling - Kaiser, felt and plastic flowers and brad - Little Yellow Bicycle, stickers - 7 Gypsies, chipboard letters - Colorbok

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