Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I am letting go

I haven't been doing much lately.
I am feeling a bit lost. 
A little broken. 
Trying to figure out "how" to move on.
I'm short with people I love.
I am taking way too many things personal.
I can't concentrate.
I try. And try.
But, I just can't. 
So I decided I wouldn't.
Instead, I signed up for Soul Restoration by Melody Ross.
Melody's curriculum emphasizes art journaling, something I haven't done in far too long.

This is the cover I made for my Soul Restoration journal. 
I used cardboard, chipboard, lots of glitter glue, my glue gun, paint and Mod Podge.
Oh, it felt SO good to make this. My hands were completely caked and were hard to wash.


This is the inside front cover.

Inside Week 1's page. 


This is the back cover. I might decorate it later.

I've been struggling this week to fulfill all my commitments. 
I like to think I can "do it all", but who says I need to?
Why, as women, do we put so much pressure on ourselves to be the best?
The best mom, the best wife, the best employee, the best friend, the best EVERYTHING?
We can't be. So. I am slowly letting go.
It's a painfully slow process.
I'm still learning how to let go of some things.
But I will figure it out, because, after all, you can't let the good stuff in, if you don't get the bad stuff out.


  1. Angelica, you are just amazing!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!!!

    I looked into the soul restoration, but it's just a bit pricey for me right now... maybe at a later time!

  2. and BTW that journal book is just so cute!!!!!!! Love how it turned out!!!!!

  3. So proud to call you my frined. Love ya girl. :)

  4. Angelica thank you for sharing this with us! You are truly amazing and we all struggle from time to time with ourselves and things that happen in our lives. I myself have had too many hard times in my life so far and it is hard to let go but you always have to look at the good in your life and you have a beautiful family. I hope the journaling works for you, that is what I do to help myself overcome situations, it really does help.

    Your journal is perfect!

    Lots of love,

  5. What a great looking project, something that both looks and FEELS good, but remember, don't rush, take all the time you need, hugs.

  6. Angelica, you are right, we as women expect so MUCH of ourselves. And it is easy to compare ourselves to others too. You are amazing! I am blessed to know you and I will continue to keep you in my prayers at this hard time in your life. Much LOVE ♥Hugs- Glora