Friday, January 26, 2007

I began scrapbooking about 10 years ago. Like so many scrapbookers, when a friend introduced me to scrapbooking I was immediately hooked! Because I am also a professional photographer focusing on wedding and senior portrait work in Portland area of Oregon, I had finally found the missing link - scrapbooking was the creative outlet that allowed me to show off my great photography and express myself creatively. I spent many years working in business development and mangement. I had no idea how valuable that career experience and my passion for scrapbooking would be until years later. In 2005, it was clear that my special needs daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome could no longer function in the public school system or childcare. I had to make significant life changes, many that were quite painful. However, I decided to view my circumstances as an opportunity for growth. I donated my expensive office wardrobe and turned my business experience and passion for scrapbooking into a business and a way of life.
So much I have experienced in my life. When my time comes and I leave this earth, there are these few important truths that I hold dear.
Our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Creativity takes courage!
Surround yourself with people who lift you higher.
Life is not measured by the Breaths we take, but by the Moments that take our Breath away...
this is who I am

1 comment:

Dana Tate said...

Hi Carrie! The blog looks awesome.