Well I've ascended from that dark place into the light again, and started looking forward and working out what the next part of my life I need to change might be.
The background on this page was made with a stencil brush and TH distress inks which was then stamped with a crackle stamp and the little flowers from the Basic Grey Sketchy Flourishes stamp set. The eyes are from an old aspects of design stamp set and have been stamped on cheap copy paper then inked. The image with the three children reminds me very much of myself and two of my brothers when we were young and the paper artsy girl of an older me.
I finished the page off with some flourishes and swirls from the BG stamp set and a computer generated quote from somewhere. The smaller lettering is from a set of those mini alpha stamps - essential journalling stamps.
Alan and I have spent the last few weeks just co existing whilst we fight our way through the pit we found ourselves in but today surfaced for the first time and realised that the first thing we want to change is the way we are together. We've spent so long just getting through each day that we have forgotten how to have quality interaction. We don't talk any more!
So tonight we have,for the first time in many years, set a nice breakfast table and instead of my waiting in bed, playing on the iphone, till Alan brings breakfast up, we are going to get up and have breakfast at the table, with clean linen, fresh flowers and two beautiful place settings and we will spend the first hour of our day actually communicating.
It's only a small thing to change but it's a step we can enjoy together - the first step in moving from victim to victor! Wish us well!
I know that no one has had a go at the journaling suggestions yet but I am going to continue posting the linky so if the theme, Looking Forward, initiates the need to grab for a journaling pen and book, do leave a link so I can come and have a look.
In the meantime wishing you all you would wish for yourself