Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Dreams Explained - Jan. 2009

I created this layout for a challenge at Oscraps, hosted by Cynthia. She wanted us to journal/scrap about our childhood dreams. I'm not sure when the dream of becoming a writer took root, but I thought I'd do some "free journaling" to try to answer the question.

It fit the contemplative mood I've been in the last few days - really, since taking some time off at Christmas. So, here it is. I posted the journaling at the bottom for easy reading. I did have a couple of typos in the original layout - I have fixed them in the original file, and hopefully have the "right" web version uploaded...oh well, just because I'm a writer, doesn't mean I can spell all the time! Anyway, click on the image to be taken to my Oscraps gallery.

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Credits: Everything from Hopes & Dreams, Jan 2009 Collab,
Except: Frame: Fancy Schmancy Frames v. 1, Karah Fredricks, (recoloured using a paper from Hopes & Dreams) Font: Century Gothic

I’m not sure when the dream began to take root, and actually emerged as a career path, but by my freshman year of college I knew I wanted to become a writer/journalist.

At one point, I wanted to become the next “Woodward & Burnstein” - the journalist who broke the Watergate/Nixon scandal in the early 1970s for the Washington Post.

Somehow, even then, I knew that everyone has a story to tell. I wanted to be the writer who helped document history for the world.

Along the way, and a call to ministry helped refine my dream into a new direction; and I was given a passion for creating and developing curriculum which could then be used in children’s and youth ministry programs.

In the last few years, my goal of storytelling also branched into a love of photojournalism - knowing that a picture truly does “say” more than 1,000 words.

Even though my current writing is limited to freelance projects, and what I do at the church, I still consider myself a journalist/photo journalist.

I know it’s a non-traditional route, but I do use everything I learned in college & seminary in my present job - working as a children’s pastor and communications assistant. Especially as I modify/create lessons for the weekly discipleship program and organize/create all of the print and web communications for the church.

My goal for this year, is to simply began to dream again, in order to see how God can use my hopes and desires, along with my skills as a writer and photographer, in a new way.

I’m not sure what will happen in 2009. I hope to expand and develop my freelance projects - and maybe even start writing that elusive novel that I’ve joked about for years.

The initial dream has changed, but the ultimate reality is same - I am a writer. I am a photographer. I am a life artist - creating pieces of art through stories and images.


  1. I love this LO, K!!!! I can't wait to hear about the dreams God gives you in the very near future!!!

    and cause I love ya, i'm taggin' ya!

    1 - Link back to the blog that tagged you
    2 - Make a list of 6 (un)interesting things about yourself
    3 - Tag five other blogs, and let them know by leaving them a comment

  2. May your dreams come true!
    xoxoxo Sue


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