Saturday, December 3, 2011

What Path and a Winner

This month at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out we are exploring the topic of Uncertainty. Life is full of mystery…some of it is unknown, and some is unknowable. How do you handle the ambiguity, confusion and unpredictability that is a natural part of the complicated lives we lead? I decided to come at this topic from multiple view points in my life. 


We always have choices to make. I don't think there is ever a time in my life when I'm not standing in front of one of those sign posts that point in different directions with different choices. What job? Which purchase? What channel to watch? Regular or nonfat? Serious or silly - all these choices seem to matter in the heat of the moment. Most of the time, we really have no idea what the outcome is going to be. Sometimes we can guess but I find that I'm wrong most of the time. Or maybe my idea of what could happen is slightly skewed. 



I used the journal pocket to hide my journal spot and also use it as an embellishment. It really does help to anchor down the design of my layout.


And what perfect symbolism, right? Love this chipboard sign post.



I hate that my knee jerk reaction is to hold back when I'm unsure of a choice. But I'm teaching myself that the times I "hold back" should be times to give serious thought before my choice is made. There's nothing wrong with that. Now, if I was so afraid to make a choice and never took any action, then we'd have a problem. Sometimes taking those risks are the best choices we could ever make!


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Hope you all have a great weekend!

hugs,
Melissa 

2 comments:

Pam said...

I love this layout. I love how with these types of layouts we have to dig a little deeper to express our feelings about a topic. And I'm with you in that at times we really do have to take risks in order to grow.

Bonita Rose said...

what an amazing layout.. and ohhh love the sign post..... u are amazing! xo hugs