Since hearing the news that following the upcoming issue Scrapbook Inspirations magazine is to cease publication [and therefore my Design Team role has ended] I've been trying to stay positive despite being totally floored by it.
All week, flickering away in my head, have been the words I wrote for my introduction to my dissertation eight years ago ....so I thought I'd literally dust them off [my English dissertation lives in a dusty box file on top of my cupboards!!] and share:
At the moment those words give a general idea of what's running through my brain.
"...accepting an ending does not necessarily come readily to the human mind; more often it avoids dwelling on the ends of experiences. Collectively, we formulate evasion strategies to cope with life's inevitable conclusions. "Today is the first day of the rest of your life". "When one door closes another opens" not forgetting "it's not the end of the world" are all examples of idioms regularly employed to console those experiencing the end of something. Each one promising the existence of something beyond what looked like an ending; replacing the bleak, mournful, even self-pitying thoughts instigated by the end of a relationship, career or dream with those of regeneration, opportunity and the resilience of the human spirit. [...]"
What they don't express is my gratitude to Rosie, Shimelle and Cara for giving a girl who wanted it so badly - the chance to prove herself - to herself - if no one else.
Thank you ladies.
Thank you very much.