Thursday, September 1, 2011

OLW Blog Hop

Welcome back to the 8th OLW blog Hop! It's hard to believe August has come to an end. My children start school in a few days and we go back to our normal routines. Normal is relative, but you know what I mean. We have been doing our last minute supply shopping and labeling everything.

This months OLW project was very simple. A photo. No writing. No creating. Easy, Peasy.  Or so I thought. I almost didn't get the assignment done in time.  Two days ago I decided I better get a photo of me.  I took a couple of photos and hoped I liked one.  I didn't have time to mess around too much.

That same day I was looking at my mail and went over to Designer Digitals to see the new free downloads. I was so happy when I saw the Type Inspiration. I knew this would be the words for my photo.

The saying that really spoke to me was "I believe in you".  I realized the other day that I missed too many things in life because I was afraid.  I didn't have enough faith in myself to put myself out there. Now that I've done some new things this year and faced those fears I'm feeling wonderful. I'm still afraid and I still get butterflies in my stomach but I'm also feeling free and inspired and proud. I believe in myself.  Just saying those words starts a fire deep down that makes me push aside those fears and try my best.

Has your word taken you out of your comfort zone? If you don't have a word, what helps you over come your fears of the new and unknown?

Your next stop on the blog hop is over at Julie Ann's lovely blog.  Here is a complete list of all the blogs that are participating this month.

Margie               http://xnomads.typepad.com/blog  
Monica B           http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/  <----You Are Here
Julie Ann           http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com
Jill                      http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
Cheri                  http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Melissa              http://blog.mshanhun.com
Kathryn             http://www.katlodesigns.com
Amanda             http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Sam                   http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
Chrissy              http://getcraftywithchrissy.blogspot.com/
Lynn                  www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Lisa                   http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
Jen                     http://www.by-jen.blogspot.com/
Nikki                 http://www.inkyart.com.au/
Cassie                http://craftycassiescorner.blogspot.com/
Jamie                 http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com
Cindy                http://seriousplay.typepad.com



11 comments:

  1. I loved the simplicity of this month's assignment...and I love what you did with it!

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  2. well put.
    beautifully said.
    i can say that i have experienced struggles and moved out of them because of my word. and like you, feeling the stronger and better for it.
    fun digi you did.
    ~j

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  3. Thank you so much for the compliment!!!! :) I am so amazed at your luck in finding the PERFECT word art!!!! That is so cool. I love it! I love your insight and willingness to share. I have the same feelings, although I may be lying to myself telling myself I'll do it in a few years from now. LOL xoxo

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  4. Nice photo of you Monica! I don't have a word this year, but sometimes I have to just step out& try something new despite my fears. I often find it's not nearly as scray as I thought it would be (or as hard as I made it out to be in my mind).

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  5. I'm very inspired but everything you've shared this month. Good on you! And thanks for your continued participation.

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  6. It's amazing how powerful those words "I believe in you" can be. Great post and I love your pic.

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  7. :) great combo of words and photo :) Good on you for believing in yourself!

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  8. Wonderful OLW post. My word has taken me way out of my comfort zone and every now and then I feel myself slipping back to what at one time I though was my comfort. Now I'm thinking not so much. It's great to hear you say I believe in myself!


    Now I'm off to see if I downloaded the DD word art freebie :)

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  9. What great insight and kudos to you for pushing yourself out of your comfort zone! Love that you just finished your race, too!!

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  10. Love it! Great photo, great words, great post! Inspiring!

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