Thursday, April 22, 2010


An appropriate title for a crazy last week or so!

I had a little ... okay...kinda big... birthday.
This was the first time that I was not really happy about aging...but I am learning to embrace it.
And the weekend of my birthday, I ended up working about 20 hours in 2 days - just in case I didn't feel old with the birthday, I thought I would add some exhaustion in the mix and see how that felt too!
And then there were a few deadlines thrown in for good measure......
but all turned out well.

And then last night, I read a blog post. Sometimes those bloggers out there really know how to capture every emotion they are feeling and put it into words. And she did....
and made me feel - really feel - her tremendous heartache and overwhelming sadness.
And I didn't sleep very well because I was also feeling kind of overwhelmed by it.
So this morning, I went to send her a message, but she already had a new post up...and the title of it?

Chasing Happiness.


If that isn't a kick in the pants? A reminder that tragedy is all around us but to pick yourself back up and carry on.

And I felt ridiculous for caring about things like turning 40 or
searching forever to find the right blog background
or about all the other ridiculous things too.
And so today, I am going to chase happiness and see where it takes me (maybe Vancouver?!)

and onto lighter things - here is the SOTW...
The challenge this week is to cut up your die-cut paper but still use all of it - a new favourite thing for me to do! I will post my layout later today :)

Please note that I am not sharing the link for the blog post - if you want it, please send me a message and I will send it privately to you.


  1. i think you are fantastical person who so deserves happiness.

    remember it is always just a number or just a back ground

    i so hope that you are someday "Vancouver" bound my friend!

  2. Happy Birthday! Love your sketch.

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