Life 101

We all have a story.

We all have a different story. 

I love to tell my story because it is one that concludes with hope and joy. Redemption and healing. Contentment and assurance. I didn't think it would ever end up that way but it has. And it's still going. The pages are still being written and while some chapters I'd rather rip out, they are all still part of the story. Everyday presents an opportunity to either take a step back... or two or three... or leap forward. I admit to doing both. Some days I think to myself, "seriously? this is part of the story too? this sucks!"  Then, a week or two go by and I can look back and understand why I might have gone through that... or at least have a clearer picture of the possible reasons. Although, I try not to dwell on it too much. 

My past includes one with feeling shame. I was embarrassed. Thought things were my fault. Feared how others would judge me. And over the years, as healing took place, that shame slowly peeled away. 

Like a cocoon does when a butterfly emerges. Some of my FAVORITE imagery for layouts and art journaling are butterflies and birds. They are perfect symbolism for new birth, freedom, release, etc.

Which makes it all the more perfect for this layout because it's using the December kit RELEASE from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

I went through a season, about six years ago, where I didn't understand the feeling I had of being "shackled". I didn't know what was holding me back. After a brief therapy session, I realized it was the shame I still held onto. After confessing it, giving it the Lord and releasing it... it's amazing how FREE I have felt since then. 

What is holding you back? I dare to RELEASE it. Maybe with the December kit. :o) First time subscribers this month get FREE shipping. You don't want to miss out on a deal like that.