The challenge this month at Scrap The Girls is "Who am I?" - a question that made me stop and think. My life has changed so dramatically since last April, with long internal discussions about what direction my life should go in following a redundancy. Who am I? What do I want to do in life? What is important to me?
So this challenge spoke to me on a few different levels. I'm now working in a role I find both challenging and fulfilling, and refocusing on my own personal goals which fell by the wayside last year.
BUT the problem was - there are simply no photos of me to be found! Sure, there are my wedding photos, and quite a few selfies with either hubby, or our son (or both), but very very few of just me. I'll have to remedy that! Ask hubby to take a few snaps (he'll need some lessons LOL) and document my life rather than just everyone else's.
I found this photo of (just) me from my uni graduation - so very long ago it seems! I never ended up working in that profession for one reason or another (and deep down I knew I never would), but I like to think of that part of my life as a big learning phase (not just academically, but of life) and a time of change. I started that course straight out of school, living at home. I finished as a married woman, with a toddler and of course living with my own little family. Older and definitely wiser.
Who am I? Professionally, I am a chameleon. All of my jobs have been so different from each other, but I have worked hard to evolve and grow in each role. Personally, I am a rock. Steadfast and loyal, with all the time in the world for those that I love. I am creative. I am an achiever. I am a warrior. I am a peacemaker. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a know-it-all. I am a lifelong learner. I am ME.
Papers: Ooh La La! (Kaisercraft)
Die: "document" (Heidi Swapp)
Techniques: Fussy cutting, tearing and distressing, die cutting, ephemera layering
Scrap the girls: Who am I?
Who are you? It's not too late to enter the challenge, but be quick as entries close 30 April.