Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My triumphant return....and a layout!

Whew! That was a longer break than I expected. Me and the new computer (after Lisa asked me its name on twitter, I decided on "mackie") are starting to get to know one another, and although my fingers are very tired from clicking and saving documents all day, I'm really enjoying being back in Mac land. It's a good place:)

To (hopefully) make up for my absence, I have a layout to show you:

I made this one with the April Studio Calico kit, plus some items from my stash.

The journaling reads:

You already have an instinct that you'll have fertility problems, and you are right. It will be harder than you can imagine, but you will find enough strength to bear it. You will have more love than you bargained for, an d the home you always dreamed of.

This layout is a letter to my younger self--the photo was one of my senior pictures. It's always so interesting to compare what you thought life would be like at 17, to what it's shaping up to be at 25, or 32, or 48.

And a little side note--when I say "home" I mean it in the figurative sense, about love and warmth, not hardwood floors! Although if you've seen my Pinterest lately, you would know that I do love my home decor. One day:)

Have YOU ever written a letter to your old self?

22 comments:

  1. a very cute layout keshet, and the letter is a neat idea!

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  2. So touching. And love the pretty page too.
    Yes, I did a similar LO once.

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  3. welcome back! :) by the way, thanks for the well wishes with my move. its taking me a while to get back into crafting & blogging since i'm working a lot to try to make up for the moving expenses, but your layout is definitely inspirational! i think i'll make one with a letter to my future self...soon!

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  4. What a neat idea of writing a letter to yourself - haven't done one yet. Oh and welcome back :)

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  5. lovely page and your journalling so moving!
    I hope and pray you become a parent and you find the strength to achieve your goal!!

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  6. i have been thinking about writing a letter to my younger self, but i am hesitant and i don´tknow why. maybe it should be my summer challenge?!

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  7. What a great layout and a great way to document your feelings.

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  8. Welcome to Mac land! Love the layout and the personal journaling! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Such a pretty layout & love that photo of you! So glad you are up & running with Mackie now - always a pain to learn new stuff but sometimes it's necessary & always worth it in the end :)

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  10. Your layout is full of heart! I haven't written a letter to my younger self, but it would be interesting to do!

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  11. I did a layout like this last year with my senior portraits! Love how yours turned out:)

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  12. I didn't do quite the same thing-I didn't write a letter. But, I just made and posted a layout about a photo of me and my husband when we were engaged. And I had the same source of inspiration--what would I tell them if I could? I love the letter though. What a great way to reflect upon who you were way back when, and where you are now.

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  13. Wonderful LO and I love my MAC - it takes a minute, but once you bite the Apple......lol!!!

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  14. i could write a novel to my old self! cute layout. love the pic of your younger self too :)

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  15. Wow...what a great layout! I love it! :)

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  16. Hey Keshet, found your blog over at SC. Your LO really struck me, because I had those SAME thoughts back in college... and sure enough... Hugs to you.

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog... I love yours and unfortunately I never did write myself a letter.

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  18. Love the layout and that cute picture of you. and I just followed you on pinterest. that place is so inspirational.
    =)

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