Prompt #5: Love Yourself.
Sounds simple enough but I actually had to google it to see the definition. I never thought of how I love myself. You always hear that you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else but for me I don’t believe that to be true. In my life I have found that by loving others, particularly my children, husband, mom and dad, I have learned to love myself. My father left when I was 6 and died when I was 9 so loving myself…hmm. When you’re a child, that leads you to believe that if your own father leaves you, how could he love you, and then how can you love yourself. That was 43 years ago and while it took me a very long time to recover emotionally, I guess I can say that while I don’t think of ‘loving myself’ in that sense but maybe I take care of myself. Which I guess is loving myself. Can you see how I struggled with such a simple prompt? 🙂 But I did it. I faced it. I thought about it and then I made a page about it.
There was a free brush script to use on your #myselfiescrapbook layout and see the blog post about the prompt: Love Yourself:
I love myself by decorating, no matter how small, for the season or holidays. Being a stay-at-home mom I’m home more than anyone else. So I need to make this a happy place for me. And them. But mostly for me. 🙂
The suggestion is to also sign your album. I think that’s a great idea! But this is going into a ‘special project’ album, so I’m signing the final page of #myselfiescrapbook
This great wood camera came from Take Ten Kits which you can find here: http://www.thestudio29design.com
And here’s the conclusion pocket:
Here he is! The one that caused me so much emotional turmoil! But I never stopped loving him. Ever. And he’ll always be 32 years old. The words say: My Favorite: Accepting my childhood helps me love myself.
I’m so proud of that!!
And the final double 12×12 layout:
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Thank you Jennifer Lake for this lovely, thought provoking project.
Here is her last post for this project: http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-final-blog-hop.html
I LOVED it!!!
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