i mentioned in January that i've been dipping in and out of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben. What's resonated with me the most from that book is one of Gretchen's 'commandments' for happiness, to 'Be Gretchen'. Meaning she should pay more attention to who she is and not what she wishes she was. Do things she likes and not just what she feels she should be interested in. 'Be Alexa' is becoming a bit of a mantra for me. i've been on a huge personal journey these past 6 or so months and i'm having to face up to a to of truths and make some big decisions so that i can live a balanced, happy life and just be well.
i've had to pass up on opportunities recently because i knew that if i had taken up on them, i wouldn't be true to myself. And i don't regret taking those decisions one bit. i am still finding my way, slowly, but it is my way.
Here's a page i made to remind myself that being me is one of the most important things i can do.
Paper: Crate paper, Mini frame: American Crafts, Alphabets: Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, Mist: Studio Calico, Punch: Martha Stewart. Other: paint, buttons, embroidery floss, crochet doilie, white pen. Tools: date stamp, tiny attacher
Ah, yellow + grey, you really are one of my favourite combinations. My beloved square punch always comes in handy when i'm in a funk, it's a good way to use up scraps and house embellishments.
My real reason for sharing this layout though, is to remind you that your uniqueness is the most amazing thing that you possess. There is no one else like you, and that is something very special, so be proud of it!