I am also linking my layout up with Challenge Yourself a fairly new blog that has started and they are challenging you to put yourself in front of the camera and scrap your story too. I love this idea and I was too late for the first one but I just made it by the skin of my teeth for the second one which is based on Ali Edwards - One little Word. If you don't know about this you can read all about it HERE.
So the challenge is
Challenge #2: One Little Word
Chose a word that you will focus on and reflect upon all through the year and create a layout that celebrates your chosen word.
I used papers by Authentique - Lovely Collection which is so me.
The journalling around the layout says...
I will trust that I am where I am supposed to be, I will trust that I am doing what I am meant to be doing. I will trust my gut and stop second guessing everything that I do. I will trust the fact there is a higher power and that there is a plan for me. I will learn to trust others, and I will learn to be trustworthy. I will trust that trust is enough. Trust me.
My journalling on the back of the layout says.
I learned very early in life that often the people that we are meant to trust are the ones that hurt you the most and when you learn that at such an early age you learn that you can trust no-one and that makes the whole world an unsafe place. Little did I know that that would taint the way that I perceived life and all the people in it.
Now I am learning that trust is in fact something that I can chose to do and it is ok to do it even if I still get let down now and again. I have also learned that we are all just human and we will hurt one another, let one another down and disappoint one another. The alternative is to live with suspicion and to close yourself off to people and opportunities and thereby denying yourself an opportunity to learn and grow.
I have learned to forgive and move on and not allow myself to be defined by what happened to me. I will try and give life the benefit of the doubt and I will trust that whatever happens to me is to teach me some higher lesson, to be present in the moment and less attached to outcomes that often I have no control over.
Here are some close-ups.
I created an additional little banner and stamped a saying that would remind me to trust.
I used photos of me from by birthday this year and used a doily behind the photos to bring out the yellow in the papers.
I used a long title this time and the trust was painted red to match the papers.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look :D