Dream Big

From the time that I was a young girl and all the way through high school, I changed my mind many times of what I wanted to be when I grew up. 

In fifth grade, I remember receiving a special star in class because I had stated I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. That desire stayed with me through out the years. I remember sitting in my classrooms, gazing around the room and thinking about how I would have my room set up. 

In high school, I changed my mind and wanted to become a cosmetologist. 

Then, I changed my mind again and wanted to become a hotel manager. 

And, I changed my mind, yet again, and wanted to become an interior designer.

That last one became pretty serious. I had taken interior design, as an elective in high school, and LOVED it. I searched colleges and universities that had good Interior Design courses. 

Then, I decided that's not what I want to do after all. 


Any other parent might have gotten exasperated with a child like me. But, my parents supported me through all of it. I'm sure there was some sighing, eye rolling and "I'll believe it when I see it", spoken not in front of me. But, I knew that my parents supported me because they told me. And I believed them. 


I really do think that plays into my ambition and goal setting. I did feel like I could do any of those things. It was just a matter of realizing my true calling and not being lazy about meeting that goal. 

This is another layout using the beautiful September kit AMBITION from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. 

I love the papers from Simple Stories, that are included with the kit, because the patterns give the illusion of being layered. Makes it SO much easier to add to it and not have to worry about figuring out what papers I want to put together. 

And the burlap star is too cool. I added a few brads to dress it up a bit and then used staples to make sure it stayed on my layout. 

I'm always nervous to try any adhesive as the liquid can bleed through and, I'm sure how well the tape runner will stick to the fabric. So, staples it is and they become an automatic embellishment. 

GREAT symbolism too for this layout because they remind me of school supplies.

Come join us over at SFTIO! All our journaling prompts are up and ready to inspire you in visually journaling about AMBITION!