It's two letters too long :)
Anne challenged us here at Lucky Snapping to think about the impossible and what that means to us. She also shared her story which was quite moving, there is a lot of inspiration over there this week.
My impossible that has been lurking in my mind this week was when I moved back to Devon to live with my parents nearly 8 years ago.
I won't share the details here but the outline is that I needed to leave a tricky situation with my ex. He was quite controlling and so without his knowledge I asked my parents for help, hired a big ole ford transit panel van, packed my belongings up as well as I could beforehand and then in a short period of time whilst I knew he would be out my Dad appeared and we packed the transit, the boys and my raggedy life. My heart was hammering at the enormity of what I was doing; the implications that I couldn't know about in the future, leaving my adopted town, my friends, my job. You get the idea.
Popping that key through the letterbox was one of the most challenging things I have had to do.
As I tried to wield that Transit van out of the city, following my dear, dear Dad driving my dear, dear (very) little boys as the tears streamed was frightening. The closer I got to home though, the better and freer I felt, Mum's face as I got here, my brother's, my niece's. To know that they were so nearby, I felt such relief. By the time the cot was made, the beds made up, all of us in our pyjamas, the phone turned off, I knew I had done the right thing.
As I journaled last night, when I look back now at the impossible task, I wonder what would have happened if I had said it was impossible.
Life, ain't it odd?
I painted with gesso, sprayed with cosmic shimmer mists, used washi tape that was one of the ones my lovely friend Sue (isn't her View challenge coming along beautifully?) gave me for my birthday and some stamps, I didn't know what to put in the space, but I think now it will be a print out of this blog post and go into project life. It is a milestone to talk about it and all the other thoughts I have had about it this week so I can record that it happened this week.
I must show you my project life as I have changed it's format and I am quite liking it :) I have also made a layout of January's Month In Numbers and haven't shown you that, I have also finished a layout for the house challenge on UKS that used some ideas from Kirsty's Telling Tales class and I want to show you that. In a minute there will be more than one blog post per week *blink*.
"Maybe" see you later in the week.