Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lasting Memories Challenge #242 - Scrap Theme

Hello to my beautiful scrap-happy friends.  This month's theme at Lasting Memories is "Life's Affirmations".  This week the challenge is to scrap anything about this month's theme.   This got me thinking about a time in my life when I was working on myself.  In 2006, I woke up one morning and disliked almost everything about myself.  I didn't like the person I had become and made a decision to go on an intense journey to change everything about my life.  I met the most amazing and inspirational people in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and they forever changed my life.  It has been a continuous journey to make the positive changes necessary to life a full and happy existence.  One of the most important lessons I've learned is to "Live in the Moment".  

You see, my brain is never naturally living in the moment.  I sometimes have to close my eyes and try to completely empty all thoughts.  When my brain is finally quiet, I listen to the noises that are going on around me, then the smells, then open my eyes and see..  I love this moment right now.


  1. Andrea what a great reminder to enjoy each moment. I love your page and the history behind it. Super page!

  2. What a great reminder for yourself! Wilkes-Barre isn't so far from me if you ever get this way.

    1. Wilkes-barre is so beautiful to me. I'll let you know if I ever venture back there. Thanks.

  3. I love your layers Andrea and the gorgeous photo. The touches of gold foil are beautiful!! Lovely story behind the photo too!

  4. Beautiful layout Andrea
    Tina LMDT