When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A Time to Celebrate!

Well this week I chose to celebrate a very important occasion in my life for the latest challenge over on the Polkadoodles blog for Digi Choosday.
 My Graduation. 
Way back in 2003, I was made redundant (This was before my health took a turn for the worst) and I decided to do something I've always wanted to do and that was get a degree. The Open University suited me and how I wanted to work so I started on a 6 year long journey of study. I studied for a BA Open (hons) degree choosing a wide range of subjects & a varied path to get to my 2:1. 
The personal achievement I gained from completing my degree is something I will never forget. Thankfully Keagan's school were understanding and allowed me to take him out of school so that he could attend the ceremony with me and my parents which took place in the grand Town Hall in Cheltenham in May 2010.
I wanted to celebrate this achievement with pages in my Smash Book so the latest challenge was perfect!

I used the fantastic Emma Canning Graduation Celebration image to embellish my pages. I coloured the image to match my robes using a mix of markers including Graph It's.

Here's some close ups, I look a lot younger, but then it was 3 years ago. In that 3 years Keagan has grown a lot and now towers over me!!

Such lovely memories to cherish. 

Looking forward to seeing your projects of celebration.
Take care Zo xx


Neesie said...

Wow Zo...clever you ;D
It's a wonderful way to keep those treasured memories safe forever.
You look so happy at your brilliant achievement ~ well done :D

Unknown said...

This is totally amazing Zoe and what a lovely keepsake
Hugs Susan xxx

Kyla said...

A brilliant achievement and a fabulous page, some great memories.
Loving your colouring more and more.....your patience with it is amazing,and it shows as the results are fabulous.
kyla said...

Good for you Zoe I bet your family are so proud of you. Good luck with your wet room application I think you have grounds for it with your health being what it is. We had ours approved because of my health. Love Alison xx

Unknown said...

Hi Zo your layout is great and you chose the perfect Digi to go with it!
Have a great weekend
Hugs xx Cara xx