Today I received the October Issue of Scrapbooking.com and they had selected a layout of mine:
Journaling: 2009 brought a year of great change for me. It changed how I viewed myself, the world, and made me stand a little taller. Change has always scared me but this time I am excited to see what the future holds for me. 39 years old and just beginning to figure out who the real Tracy is.
They had asked me to do a write up for a possible video and I did not realize it would "air" but it was cathartic and interesting to hear someone read my words and how I felt about this particular layout. I am more of the type to scrapbook events like: first day of school, soccer games, the kids, etc. that I don't really put my personal thoughts so to have them read back to me was interesting.
Here is the audio. I am the last featured layout:
Thanks to www.scrapbooking.com and Kelly for her beautiful photography to use (only she could capture me!). It is not often I express myself (without making a joke) but I am glad I did. Life is not always butterflies and sunshine so remembering those cloudy times is important. The good thing is the sun does shine again….
What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~John Updike