Welcome to the Happiness Blog Hop, brought to you by Scrapworthy Lives! You should have arrived here from This Kalil Life. If you didn’t, no worries. There’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.
This month’s focus is on attitude and keeping a contented heart. And I will admit right that I had trouble with this month’s topic. It’s really hard for me to be patient right now, to just sit back relax and be content. I’m in limbo with a temporary job, in a house that doesn’t feel like mine anymore, in a place I no longer want to be in. My future is somewhere else but commitments need to be fulfilled and loose ends need to be tied up before I can get there.
So one of the ways to keep a contented heart though all this chaos, is to find a area of refuge. It’s no secret that scrapbooking is an area of refuge for me. When I play with pretty paper, I can pretty much leave all my worries at the door and just focus on documenting the memories.
But I have other areas of refuge too. I love to read. In the height of my asset management career and I was on the road two weeks out of four, long flights allowed me hours and hours of uninterrupted reading time.
Another area of refuge is watching movies. It’s one more type of escape that I usually indulge in over the weekend. Either in the theater (I finally saw Breaking Dawn Part 1 the other night!) or at home with a DVD, I can usually forget about life stress for a few short hours, as the action takes over the screen.
To honor this important area of refuge I created this:
Inspired by a layout from Cathy Zielske that I’m sure was in Simple Scrapbooks Magazine or one of their idea books, this idea has been in my head for years. The actual design was scraplifted from this layout by Karen Grunburg. I finally remembered to get out the camera and snap a photo of this weekend ritual.
(No supply list for this one – I used one of Basic Grey’s older lines, Pyrus, and not much of it is still in stock anywhere!)
When you need a escape, what is your area of refuge?
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