Wednesday, August 18, 2010

things i learned

today i turn 24 years old... and every year i do a list of the things i've learned during the previous year.  and this year the concept fit in perfectly with the theme of DISCOVERY over at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.  so today i have a kit layout and a list to share.  how pretty are these papers??  i was so excited to use them when i pulled them out of the kit!  yum!

and here is my list:  23 things i learned at 23
  1. sunflairs make any picture better. 
  2. getting a puppy can teach you a lot about yourself. 
  3. my mental and emotional energy is too precious to squander on negative pessimistic people.
  4. an examined life is one worth leading...especially when examined through a viewfinder. 
  5. Windows 7... it was my idea!! 
  6. my hair is and always will be constantly changing. 
  7. trauma may callous our hearts but it can also bring us closer to those that matter. 
  8. karaoke is one of my most favorite things. 
  9. courage doesn't always roar.  sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "i will try again tomorrow"
  10. i have a passion for photography and the editing process. 
  11. having an online presence is important to me. 
  12. the opposite of loneliness is not togetherness... its intimacy. 
  13. it is an honor to work with the special team of ladies over at SFTIO.
  14. nothing compares to the thrill of performing on stage. 
  15. i love being involved in weddings, especially as a bridesmaid. 
  16. my problem is with the setting of goals, not the reaching them. 
  17. i should never stop writing soul needs to write words. 
  18. little things make me really happy.  like my Starbucks cup. 
  19. a f/1.8 lens can help me make magic.
  20. my piercing is a special part of who i am.  its staying!!
  21. its the friends who see the pain behind the smile who really matter. 
  22. thursdays will always be my favorite day. 
  23. the hard times pass like the good ones do. 
 so here is to a new year of life.  a year that's going to be full of much happiness and even more lessons learned.  thank you to everyone who 'comes along' with me on my journey through reading my blog.  you make me smile. 


  1. I love your list!!! And Happy Happy Birthday!! You are so inspiring...just love everything in this post:):)

  2. Love this layout! I love this concept! Although, I'd have to come up with 40...yikes!

  3. that's a good list!!
    happy bday

  4. Love love love this list! Can't wait to do one for my birthday (in less than two weeks! EEK!)

  5. *sigh* I swear I did not forget your birthday. I spent that whole day reminded myself to leave you a note on facebook and mail out your... well, mail (:P) and got completely sidetracked.
    Wednesday's are my errand days.

    Anyways, I hope it was lovely my sweet friend and I hope you enjoy your... mail.

    If I wasn't always so dang late I wouldn't be me right?
    Seriously though... gotta work on that!