Tuesday, October 26, 2010

True Stories Prompt 2



Today's prompt talked about using the alphabet and numbers as a starting point for journaling. I decided to "use the alphabet to direct my thoughts in a longer piece of writing on one subject." I journaled my thoughts about our life right now, and then I was pleasantly surprised as I was browsing some classmate's blogs to discover that Donna had created four digital page templates and shared them as a download on her blog. This inspired me to create a digital page using one of her templates, my ABC journaling, digital papers from JessicaSprague.com, and a few or our recent photos.

Journaling reads:
Here we are Again! Your job has ended (which means you have no Boss right now) since you once again helped sell the Company you were working for, thus working yourself right out of a job. Although you are using this time to work toward your Degree, Every day we wonder what the Future holds. You send out resumes and have networking lunches and make calls while we wait for God to guide us to the job he has planned for you. We love our Home, but realize that for the right Income and Job opportunity, we may have to start over somewhere else. Your Knowledge and experience will be valuable assets wherever you land. I Love how you are keeping your spirits up, working towards your Master of Business Administration degree, keeping busy Now while we wait for that One opportunity that will return you to the busy-ness of full-time employment. Every day I Pray during my Quiet time that the Lord will guide us and keep us from jumping at the wrong opportunity. I have so enjoyed the Road trips we’ve taken while you’ve been off work, Spending our time together, Traveling thousands of miles to places we’ve longed to visit but never had the time to see before. I know it’s no fun for you being Unemployed and that it’s not a real Vacation. The Wait gets to us both at times. I wish we had X-ray vision and could see into the future, but for now let’s remember all the Yesterdays when God answered our prayers and blessed us with all that we needed. So, let’s relax and enjoy the extra ZZZs we get on the mornings we want to sleep in . . . because soon we’ll be back on a workday schedule.
I am really enjoying the prompts for this class. I'm off now to try one of the other journaling prompts for today - making a list of numbers that describe one day or event or your routine.

13 comments:

Stephanie Joanna said...

I really loved your journaling. You did a great job of making it flow - I forgot I was reading an "alphabet" list! What a wonderful way to document this transition period.

Liberty :) said...

What a fantastic bit of journalling!! Lovely page too x

karen said...

Wow.you have inspired me to try an alpha layout.Thanks for the digital page link.I had missed it.

Donna said...

I love it! It's such a good way of journalling and you were so clever to get those Zzz in. I have to admit that Z is one page of my dictionary I think I may struggle with. Thanks for using my template and sharing your LO :-) x

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

This is such great journaling and I love the way it looks on your page!

Ellyn said...

you are a gifted writer. I'm so enjoying your blog!

scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you've managed to incorporate all the letters...great page...and great journaling.

karen said...

10 months!!! I've only been using PSE for 6 weeks!!!!

elinjanne said...

Great journaling! Well done!

Sarah C said...

Fantastic piece of writing. Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope your prayers are answered soon x

Cheryl McCain - aka Digi Designs by Cheryl said...

What a wonderful page! I opted for the numbers as a layout came to mind right away. But I just LOVE this!

Nadja said...

I'm really enjoying this class too. It was the perfect first timer e-course.

I love how you've incorporated the alphabet. As someone mentioned above, you have a way of making it flow smoothly. Great job.

Karen said...

This is fabulous!