Design Your Life Week 1: Balance

This is part 1 of the week 1 homework assignment for Cathy Zielske's DYL class. The first week's lesson was all about symmetry and balance, something I have difficulty with in nearly every area of my life, so I don't know why I think I can achieve it in a scrapbook page. Smile I haven't decided if I'm going to do a theme for my book for Cathy's class, but for this particular layout I thought I'd get another page done for my Costa Rica vacation book.

One of our adventures on this trip was two days of white water rafting on the Pacuare River. The first day was easy--mainly class I and II rapids, but the second day was nearly all class IV. However, we apparently ran into at least one class V, as our guide (Max) remarked after we'd safely navigated it. (The higher the class rating, the more challenging the rapid, with class V being roughly interpreted by me as, "OMG! OMG! We're all going to die!") The blue bags you see in the back of the raft? That's our luggage, including our passports. I really wanted to put a different title on this layout, something that more accurately represented what I was really thinking when I saw what was in front of us, but Katie and Randy would ban me from this site if I did. Smile

Journaling reads:
"As we approached this rapid, Max yelled out, 'Class IV! Forward hard! Forward hard!' just before we plunged into a great big churning water-and-rock-filled hole. First the front of the raft went completely under water, followed by the back. It only looks like Max fell out of the raft. In fact, he stayed in and managed to keep our luggage in the raft as well. After we were safely on the other side of this rapid, Max said, 'Nope! Class V!' Huge difference! HUGE!"

Note added later: I've gotten some comments on how good the photos in this layout are, and, yes, they are my photos but only in the sense that I paid for them. Smile I didn't take these pictures. Besides our guide, the rafting company sent along a photographer in a kayak who accompanied us on the water. He'd get several yards ahead of us, find a comfortable waiting spot and then take photos. All digital, so they were waiting for us at the end of the adventure.

Anna Aspnes
Club Caribe Paperie (for strip at bottom of page)

Jesse Edwards
Christmas Whimsy Solids

Lynn Grieveson
Ally Oop Alphabet (recolored)

Cassie Jones
HTDT No. 13: Bending Shadows

Katie Pertiet
Naturally Krafty No. 01 Paper Pack

Font: Boring Showers

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