Thursday, January 19, 2012

Always Remember

In my last post, I alluded to some major changes to my current circumstances, so here's my reveal; I'll be going back to full time work! Yes, after over a year of being a stay-home-mum I'm returning to the corporate world. Right after CNY (Chinese New Year), I will be joining a multinational beauty company in the marketing capacity. This means I will see much less of my dear Lucas and also alot less scrapping time. However, I'm looking forward to my new role and the excitement and challenges that comes with building a career. While I do enjoy my precious moments with Lucas all this time, there's always a part of me that miss the adrenaline rush and drive of being in the game, all the challenges and accomplishments of my past ten years of work are what made me who I am today and I look forward to picking up where I left off.

So without much ado, let's get into today's post. These 2 weeks are especially poignant for me as I mentally and emotionally prepare my heart to be strong when I'm away from my son, I came up with this layout to remind myself and him, that no matter what, he'll always be my reason why. Why I chose to work and be away from him is ultimately good for us both. And when I go through rough patches, I'm motivated and comforted knowing that I do all this so that we can both have a better life in the future. I sometimes worry if I can cope with the challenges of being a working mum, I look around me and see alot of successful women who maintains a balanced family and work life, I'm encouraged. Also, I hang on to the promise of this verse; "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" [Philipians 4:13 NKJV] And to top it all off, I'm thankful to have a supportive husband and a super helpful and supportive mum who will be vital in caring for Lucas in my absence.

My sweetest darling boy.






I'm playing along with Bird is the Word with the challenge word Remember. My layout is created mainly using Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings with lotsa Prima flowers and leaves. I just love this Kaisercraft collection with their delicately whimsical and ethereal feel, very midsummer's night dream :)

Thanks so much for dropping by and reading my ramblings :) Have a glorious weekend ahead, and to my Chinese readers, may you have a happy and blessed new year filled with joy and abundance. And remember, say NO to sharksfin and go easy on the cookies hehehe :D

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 
Xin Nian Qwai Ler!

12 comments:

Blossom inch said...

Marina babe, take it easy soon you will be well adjusted to the working routine and see Lucas in the evening. Time flies...don't worry and I am very sure you can cope with it well, just 1 year not working mar..

On the layout, I am thinking of doing the word remember aslo for BITW. You don't mind kan, later don't scold me in FB ok...I credit you la as my "inspo" ok? wink wink

The layout, honestly is so so beautiful with loads of layerings, textures, soothing colours, priceless pic of you both babe...so gorgeous...cantek. Tak sia sia I hantar you pegi Jaz punya class last year. (LOL major)

Ok, enough of my comment - hope to see you soon before you kick start your new job, thanks for sharing your beautiful layout and happy crafting.

BTW, all the best for your 1st class over at SnC. Keep calm and slowly teaching ok?

Hugs

Lean said...

so sweet your page with great cluster work and a sweety photo!
byebye,Lean

teacher jessy said...

You are really good with shabby chic style! I love all the sweet details. All the best in your corporate role :)

Brises said...

Truly beautiful layout, Marina! I love everything little detail in this:)
Thanks for playing along at BITW:)

Cathy said...

WOW Marina.. such a gorgeous page!! ADORE all your beautifully layered details! Thanks so much for sharing with us at BITW :))

Bellaidea said...

Very pretty layout, best regards!

Bellaidea said...

Very pretty layout, best regards!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for palying along at BITW!

SamSam said...

very very whimsical-looking layout. love all the details =) I have tones of prima flowers but never know how to use them =P

Jona Panesa said...

what a sweet and gorgeous page. so glad I have found your blog.

Em Stafrace said...

simply gorgeous page love everything about this one thanks for sharing at BITW xo

Anne Pennington said...

This is exquisitely beautiful!!!

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