Monday, May 26, 2008

My Design X Experiment

It's up! I was asked to be the Guest Designer at the Design X Experiment this week. The journaling prompt went like this:

Many things happen in our lives that are beyond our control. If you could go back and change the course of one event in your life, what would you change and why?

I appreciated this challenge because I don't do too many all about me layouts. I also think I could have scrapped this subject several times, so it was an honor to be asked to contribute! Here is my take on the prompt:

I decided to do a layout about the regret I feel for not dragging Steve over to London to travel with me for a week or so after I was finished with school. I was already there! I didn't go to France or Spain because I wanted him to travel with me, but now I wonder when I'll ever get there!

My journaling:

Steve, we should have done it.... after school was over we should have found a way to get you to England to travel with me for a week or two. Now we are married with children, have careers, a mortgage and a phone bill, scheduled vacations and a dog. We should have taken more time to explore the world while we were young and free, for I fear I'll be an old lady before the opportunity like a European vacation will be feasible again. It's an important lesson, to live life to the fullest and seize opportunities for adventure when you can. You never know what the future might hold.

Of course you should never live your life with any regrets, but that is one of mine. Now I have kids and can barely leave for the weekend without feeling guilt and missing them terribly. Oy. I WILL be an old lady before I attempt a European vacation without them.

Steve ended up catching the dreaded cold that I've had for the last MONTH, so we didn't end up going to the barbecue. It was fine though. He's so busy that even though we was sick, it was nice to just have him home.

Have a great Monday! Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. God Bless our troops!


  1. Davinie, awesome layout. Your journaling is excellent. I guess everything happens for a reason. Maybe? Perhpas not having him there at that time will make the time you are together much more poignant, because I have a feeling you will get there together someday.

  2. Dav!! Your layout is fantastic! Love the journaling and the sewn circles look great!

  3. Great page. Hope your DH feels better soon!

  4. absolutely lovely my dear...and more Collage Press!!

    love your journaling, and congrats on the guest spot.


  5. ditto on the Collage Press, hahaha. I too don't do much on the all about me pages, doesn't it feel good to do them tho?