Saturday, May 24, 2008

ABROAD - To Go or Not?

Ching says, KAYA!

Most people think about how overseas travel can affect their life, but few of us have the opportunity to really immerse ourselves in another culture. The big question mark symbolizes the decision, I was facing in leaving my home, family and friends to what only God knows. It was a darkened road that I chose to go abroad, not knowing whether I was moving forward or backward. But my financial situation at home, almost automatically, insisted that I seek work abroad. Luckily, my decision to go abroad took me off the darkened road, with its many risks, to the place where I am now, I can say now I live an exciting and rewarding life.

Journaling reads:
FEARFUL; Taking an emotional step to the unknown, but we know strength comes from
EXCITEMENT; Will my new life or the old one be worthy of pursuit and will success come in unexpected ways.

Materials used:
k&Company Basic Grey Sublime Scrap Kit and
DCWV patterned papers, Colorbok Chipboard
letters, Making Memories Brads, Ribbons, Hole
puncher, Scissors edger, glue stick & tapes

Cropping and layering patterned papers
Mounting photo
Punching holes to insert ribbon and brads
Printing question mark symbol

About M
Ching, a stay at home mom to a 15 years old son and married to a wonderful man. We live on the Southeast coast of USA. I started scrapbooking in 2004, but like most, I have more supplies than pages, done. I eagerly began scrapping again when I joined the PinoyScrapbookers group in January, 2008 and quickly did some albums of layouts for my family. I love to make double layouts with 2 to 4 photos each.


the dreamer said...

Hi, Ching! I really admire your guts since I'm always envious of people who have the strength and courage to face a new life experience head-on.

I'm so glad that things turned out well for you. And that your family is whole and intact since a lot of OFW families nowadays are broken with the parents leaving their kids behind.

Wishing you more good years and happiness. God bless! =)


Donna Espiritu said...

hi ching, great layout!
thanks for sharing your story with us :) it is so much an inspiration to a lot of us :)

Christine said...

I am glad you were able to overcome your challenge. Thanks for sharing!

CraftFairy said...

Hello CHing! Love how you threaded the ribbon and the brads. It is difficult leave home and start an unknown, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I am equally glad that everything turned out in favor of you and your family.!

would love to meet you in person too but prior commitment prevents me to be with you guys. so have fun na lang! :)

Au Lim said...

i applaud your courage! ang hirap yata to step into the unknown...thanks for sharing your lovely layout, Ching!