Today this class asked: "Think back to one of the most amazing days in your life". My wedding and marrying Kirk was the first thing that came to mind. The second thing that came to mind was change.
I LOVE change. CHANGE (verb with object) to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc. of something different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone; to change ones name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history. Let me preface though that I like change with my rules attached - I'm human right... change on my terms is wonderful!
Getting married at 30 (that was considered very late in life, back then). This was the best day of my life. One that I was convinced would never happen given my past relationships. It was also the first day of many life changes to come. Some I was prepared for and others not so much.
For someone that was always extremely independent (on the outside) and (thought I was) in control of my life, this was the first day of sharing my life with someone. Hindsight, I really had no idea what this meant or how it would affect me.
This day marked the first day of many BIG changes for me. Exciting ones - new house, new car, new job, new family members, new friends - new identity. This new identity was the toughest for me. I fought kicking and screaming. Oh how I wished friends and family would have been honest to me about all this change. Yet I am grateful that I experienced it on my own. Those experiences are what make us unique right? I learned how to re-invent myself once again.
Inspired by this layout. All patterned paper by American Crafts Travel line. Bingo card, round sticker, ruler sticker and 'know this' by Jenni Bowlin. Chipboard heart...not sure, maybe HS. Doily from stash - I knew I would use this someday. Font for journaling American Typewriter. Layout will go in my 'Me' album.