Monday, October 22, 2012

The Path I Choose

There was a time in my life when I was afraid to go against what was popular. I always went along with what the crowd was doing. Heaven forbid that I do something "unpopular" and have people look at me funny, mock me or talk behind my back. I couldn't let that happen! Plus, when you go along with whatever the crowd is doing, it's easy to hide. I didn't mind hiding.

But over the years, I've learned that isn't the best way to live. Especially, as someone who says she believes in God. It's hard to make the "unpopular" choice. When everyone around you is saying and doing something that you don't agree with... would I have the boldness to do the opposite?

I love the poem by Robert Frost - The road less traveled. I remember dissecting it in one of my college english classes. As we read it, I realized how similar it was to what God has called me to do - to walk the straight and narrow path. It's hard because sometimes I feel alone. I risk being judged. I risk being mocked. But every time, it's worth it.


Of course, this layout uses a kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. It's our October kit - Journey. And it's so beautiful. 


I love the symbolism of birds - especially for the topic of Journey. Soaring in the sky, wings spread out... there is an element of freedom. An amazing perspective of the world from up there. I'd like to be a bird for just one day. 


The path I choose is going to make all the difference in how my life pans out. I want to say that I was bold enough to take the road less traveled and that I stayed on the straight and narrow path. Some might say that's closed minded. But I've got some back-up "ammo" to show you that it's not. ;o) 

Come join us at SFTIO! We JUST announced the fabulous TEEN Design Team and sneaks of the Teen Program, CreateU, kits are beginning. I do believe this is the first of its kind in the scrapbooking world. If you work with or have teens, it is a MUST to go check out. So please do. 



1 comment:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is such a wonderful page, and I love your thought process behind it.
That is one of my favorite poems as well :)