SO glad January is behind us. It was a long month full of ups and downs with everything from deaths to celebrations of life along with the ordinary daily struggles that life brings our way. I have learned a lot about grief and deep sorrow and I am hoping that I grow from the sadness, not use it as an excuse or just wallow in misery. I know my attitude has changed.. some things I just don't care about any more. They never were all that important to begin with so I am letting them go. I have found/made more time for myself along with spending more quality time with my family. That's what matters. I am simplifying things. I would rather work less, not be as stressed about it. So what if I can't pay the minimum amount due each month on every single medical bill we have (and we have plenty of those I tell you). I will still make some kind of a payment each month and I will fulfill my commitment to paying them off. Just not as soon as they would like... or me, but life is too short to work just to pay bills and be miserable in the process.
Here is a layout I created last week, but just forgot to post with everything else. It's of Meghan from a little over 2 years ago. I think the red adds just enough contrast without it looking too "heavy".
pp: October Afternoon, Scenic Route and Basic Grey
alphas: AC Thickers, and Jenni Bowlin and MM letters
chipboard and flowers: Fancy Pants Designs