> Outside (October 2015)

Go Outside</br><span style="font-size: 8pt;">by</span> Tracie

Go Outside
by Tracie

8.5 x 11 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (Echo Park, Crate Paper) + thickers (Heidi Swapp) + die cuts (October Afternoon) + stickers (Simple Stories, Crate Paper, Echo Park) + enamel dots (My Mind's Eye) + fonts (Typenoksidi)

A Note from Tracie
This layout has been on my heart for a while because I really want to capture the authentic story of my life on the pages of my scrapbooks. This is a peek into my daily life and what's important to me. Writing the journaling helped me realize just how important it is that I go outside every day. I'm going to keep this page out for a while to help me remember to make it a priority.

We are so blessed to have this wonderful trail to walk on. It begins at the library and goes a long way but we take a loop that is about two miles. Every day I tell myself to show up here at some point. Some days I make it and some days I flake. On the days I make it here, I feel productive, healthier and happier. Walking changes everything about my life. It makes me have pep in my step, even when I am just walking through the house. I walk here in winter, spring, summer and fall, as long as it is not raining. I have walked when it was 90 degrees and when it was 45 degrees. I always feel better when I am done. Sometimes it is a struggle but I always make it. I do not like to exercise inside or walk on a treadmill. I want to smell the fresh air and feel the warm sunshine on my face. I want to revel in the green of the trees in spring and summer, the changing colors of autumn and even the bleakness of winter. Being outside restores me. I need to remember how important this place is to me.

October Fun Fact
In one week, my friend is coming to stay with me for ten days! We are scrappy friends who have only met online. We are going to scrapbook on the road using my new Instax printer and have lots of fun adventures. This is going to be a great October! I hope it is for you too!