Accept to not Settle

I have always been someone who won't "settle".  I know that whatever is for me in life, it is going to be amazing and perfectly made for me.  Whether it's a man or a job or a friendship or even something materialistic.  I won't settle for something just because it seems okay.  I want something that will push me further and will challenge me.  Something that will keep me walking with my head high, looking forward and taking each step with confidence.

I've never been a pessimist.  Which I think does come in handy at times.  Being an optimist is definitely a positive thing but I appreciate the challenge of a pessimist. ;)  The topic of Acceptance at SFTIO is so perfect for this!  It felt good to create a layout affirming this part of my personality.  One who doesn't settle!  There's a fine balance with accepting life circumstances and settling. 



I decided to try something new for me and crop my photo so half my face was showing.  The symbolism behind it is this:  smiling because I'm optimistic but part of me isn't there because I'm on the move.  Life is good.... now let's keep moving forward!  The panels of paper represent the panels of my life.  All pieces that go together and without one, things would be off balance.  They compliment each other and have their own stories to tell.  All materials are from the Acceptance November kit at Inside Out.

Want to learn more about symbolism and how to apply it to your layouts???  I'm going to give away another one of my Scrapbooking with Symbolism classes!  This is my very first class and I'm already working on its sequel.  This class is also part of Project Team Ewan.  Do check this project out.  It's for a great cause and there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs.


What do you need to do to be eligible to win?  Nothing special.  Just leave me a comment.  Tell me about your favorite part of the day. :)  I'll draw a winner Sunday.

hugs,
Melissa