With my oldest son starting high school next week, I've been thinking a lot about how I felt when I was his age ... and how much I've learned since then. I started working on this LO with a couple goals in mind - to document a bit of my journey from early adulthood until now and to hopefully get my son thinking a bit as he begins this stage of his own journey.


If I had known then (1984) what I know now (2009) …

I would have . . .

. . . spent less time worrying about what others thought and more time figuring out what I really thought.

. . . taken more photos & developed a habit of daily journaling.

. . . paid closer attention to the little whispers from my soul, pointing me toward that which I am most passionate about.

. . . spent less time caring about how I looked and more time taking care of myself.

. . . made more of an effort to visit with my grandparents and to really listen to what they had to share.

. . . explored more options and taken more risks.

. . . worried less about rejection and more about reaching out to others and making connections.

. . . vowed to avoid credit cards and unsecured debt and gotten into the habit of saving more.

. . . continued piano lessons and taken dance classes.

. . . recognized that happiness is a journey, not a destination.

All Designer Digitals:

Katie Pertiet:
On the Edge Flourishes No. 11 Brushes and Stamps
Basic Paper Alphabet: Beige Caps (color adjusted)
Going Away Collection
Loosely Labeled Dates
All Done Up Frames No. 04
Hanging Tags No. 01
Torn Ends Photo Masks
Times Up Brushes and Stamps No. 02
Lifted Wings No. 01

Mindy Terasawa:
Noir et Blanc Kit

Pattie Knox:
Staple Its!

Traveling Typewriter