'The Life of the Pary' by Basic Grey is such a fun and nostalgic line of papers. I saw the paper titled 'Ice cream Headache' and thought it was gorgeous! I'm a sucker for wood grain and this pretty page has pink wood grain. That screamed 'challenge' to me. So I looked through my entire stash of photos to find one that could match up. I looked through photos of my nieces... nope. Looked through photos of my sisters....nope. (I did learn that the women in my family hate pink and are never photographed in it). LOL. I finally managed to run across a picture of me on my senior trip to Panama City Beach, Florida. I was so fit back then, but I had such low self-esteem issues. Immediately, I wished I could go back and give myself a pep talk. So that's exactly what I decided to do. I know that I can't go back in time, but hopefully (if I have a daughter in the future) she will be able to read my words and take some comfort in them.
The journaling says
"Cherish the time you have with friends and don't worry about those who don't like you. Those are the ones who are missing out. Be kind to yourself. You self-esteem should be based on your achievements, not on who is the skinniest. There are worse things in life than being a little chubby. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up. Things will happen when they are meant to and not a moment sooner. Each step you take today will determine where your future path will lead. Make sure you are happy with the way you're going. Don't situate your life around others. Learn to be comfortable being 'you' before you try to fit into 'we'. The people who are meant to love you will walk into your life and stay there. Don't be afraid if some walk out. Realize that not everything is your fault. Some people will never admit when they're wrong. Be strong in your convictions, but don't be afraid to admit when you're wrong."
Hope you all enjoyed this. I had a lot of fun with the bright colors (although the pink was a challenge). I loved this paper line and I look forward to my next project with it. Oh, and TGIF!