Friday, October 2, 2009


Isn’t it amazing how topics from the news can have impact on people’s lives? My challenge for you this month is:


That could be something from a way back, and how it influenced you. Or, that you still exactly know where you were and what you did while it happened.
It could also be something more recent, something that annoys you or something that totally surprised you. Or something that has a special meaning to you.

Some ideas to get you started:
  • The inauguration of a new President
  • A certain date when something significant happened, like 9/11
  • Weather disaster – how did it impact you and/or your family or loved ones
  • Politics, like the campaigns the parties are running for the election
  • Moviestars or popstars in the news, like the passing of Michael Jackson
  • Random events, like the birth of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets
  • Or something closer to home, like a charity event at the school of your children.
News doesn’t always have to be global to make impact! Once you start thinking about it, the ideas are almost endless.

Here’s my take:

Journaling reads:

I was in Disneyland Paris with a few of my friends when Michelle got a call.
It was her sister, telling her that the Twin Towers in New York were attacked by terrorists.
We thought it was a bad joke.
Disneyland is not the place where world news is a priority.
A few minutes later, Claudia received a text message from her boy friend, telling her the same thing.
We STILL thought it was a bad joke.
We noticed nothing different in the park.
Disneyland is a totally different world, away from everything.
It wasn’t until later that evening, when we were in our hotel room, that we realized it wasn’t a bad joke.
It was real.
And the world changed forever.


Journaling reads:

In the summer of 2008, I got to revisit the area in Minneapolis that I had lived in for a year. The trip was a year after the I35 bridge collapsed and I was reminded how many times I had crossed this bridge in 2002-2003, about 1/2 of those times when I was pregnant with my son...I worked downtown and lived across the river. It was a great year and I'd go back in a minute...just glad I missed the disaster and feel incredible sorrow for those whose lives were lost.


Her layout contains meaningful excerpts from the Inaugural speech of President Barack Obama, which was a significant day in her own personal biography.

I hope you play along this round! Please post the link to your creations in the comments of this blog post and win a beautiful prize!This challenge is due October 31st, 2009.

I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!



Michele said...

Wow, am I the only one so far??? :) My layout "Challenger" is on my blog at

Thanks for the inspiration! I thought immediately of my photo of the shuttle Challenger when I saw your challenge prompt!

Tiffany said...
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Tiffany said...

I fixed my blog. Here's my layout. It's the second one from the top.