Better late than never.
September was all about lessons for me as I was taking the class Learn Something New Every Day from Shimelle. I hoped to get this layout up on Thursday but my week got turned upside down when I found out about a few job openings that might work for me. Re-doing your resume and cover letter to fit every single job opening takes so much more time than you think it will. Add that to volunteer work, networking, errands, chores…and suddenly it is Saturday.
I finally finished a layout last night that has been on my table all week. In the class, most people create a mini album with the lesson for each day. I knew I couldn’t make that commitment, but I did take time every day to write in a journal. It turned out to be the right thing at the right time as I have struggled to put the pieces of my life and career back together. The puzzle has morphed and nothing fits the way it used to. I’m trying to figure out what that means for my future.
Journaling every day in September helped me work through some of these things, so I wanted to create a layout for my album to commemorate a few of my own lessons from class and to remind me not to give up, not to panic, but to keep moving forward.
This layout was inspired by this page from Wilna at Two Peas. I loved the notebook edge and thought that was perfect for lessons that came out of my journal. I used a shadow instagram photo I had taken this summer that I also felt fit the mood of my page. The butterflies are symbolic too, of change.
I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about stamping directly on the background and writing on the page. I like to include my own handwriting and since this page was so personal, I was going to hand write. But my handwriting printing isn’t pretty and trying to add flair with bigger print was a fail. But no one else will see that or care, so I’m letting it go. At least I stopped myself from crossing out the extra “e” on the 9/8/12 entry. Mistakes happen!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I’ll be back on Tuesday with a an entry for a blog hop. See you then!