Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back then.

Back then I was shy and afraid to try new things.

Back then my friendships were somewhat shallow because I kept everyone at arms length.

Back then I worried way too much of what others though about me.

Back then I stretched the truth to make my life more interesting.

Back then I was battling deep seeded wounds and I had no idea how to overcome them.

Back then I used my past to manipulate.

Back then I always played victim and used that as my crutch.

Back then I had dreams and goals and was trying to figure out if I could actually reach them.

Back then I wanted to do some things but was afraid to step out of my comfort zone.


Well now...

I'm not shy at all.
I still worry about what others think of me.
Lieing isn't in my vocabulary.
I've battled, fought, taken down and battled again those old wounds. And stand victorious.
Now I'm genuine, open and honest but still not perfect.
I know I a victim but I use that as my catapult now.
I still have dreams and goals and am still trying to figure it all out.
I've stepped out of my comfort zone and even though it's gotten larger, it's still scary to step out of it.

Then and now.

While the patterned paper was beautiful to work with in this kit, I also wanted to challenge myself with the BG stickers and use them for most of my page. Where I would normally put a strip of patterned paper, I put a sticker.

This layout is made with the August Growth kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. I know I shared it earlier with a different post but I wanted to come back and share it from a different topic or perspective. :)

How have you grown or changed through out the years? Are you pretty much the same? Have you overcome or conquered certain areas in your life? Why not create a scrapbook layout documenting the experience? It can be challenging to do but it's also the best therapy for us creative types! I say go for it!


Casey Wright said...

Love this layout! I think it's really cool to do comparison layouts - it is a really great way to reflect on where we are and how far we have come! TFS!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is fabulous, Melissa! I love your journaling and the thoughts behind your post today. Love the design, too. the natural colors really speak to me, and I just adore the framework you've created with the stickers. Fab title, too. :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is awesome! love the layout and the comparison!

Pamela said...

This is awesome! Both the post and the page! :)

Connie said...

great post~you have such a way with words~ your writings are wonderful and so is your Lo!!!

Danielle said...

Love your journaling! Awesome page!

Christa said...

Beautiful page and post Melissa! Love it!